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kowtow

verb [I] uk   /ˌkaʊˈtaʊ/ disapproving us  
to show too much respect to someone in authority, always doing what you are told and changing what you do in order to please them
Translations of “kowtow”
in Chinese (Traditional) 卑躬屈膝,唯命是從…
in Chinese (Simplified) 卑躬屈膝,唯命是从…
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