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    kowtow - Dictionary definition and meaning for word kowtow

    (noun) a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission
    Synonyms : kotow
    (verb) bend the knees and bow in a servile manner
    Synonyms : genuflect , scrape
    (verb) try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
    Synonyms : bootlick , fawn , kotow , suck up , toady , truckle
    Example Sentence
    • He is always kowtowing to his boss
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for kowtow

Sounds like kow -> go tow -> toe. Kowtow is "go toe" and hence go and touch others toe

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