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kowtow

verb [I]  /ˈkɑʊˌtɑʊ/ disapproving us  
to show too much respect or obedience: People say he kowtowed to the establishment to get elected.
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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