Meaning of “kowtow” in the English Dictionary


(Definition of “kowtow” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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kowtowverb [ I ]

us /ˈkɑʊˌtɑʊ/ disapproving

to show too much respect or obedience:

People say he kowtowed to the establishment to get elected.

(Definition of “kowtow” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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