kotow kotow

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission
  2. (v) try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

Usage(s):

  • Since Chang is anti-Bolshevik and pro-Japanese, Moscow editors fulminated, although the Soviet Government recently succeeded in making Chang kotow toward it, to the extent of .
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