truckle :

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  • n  a low bed to be slid under a higher bed
  • v  yield to out of weakness
  • v  try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

  • Maybe each nation chose on its own to truckle.
  • The imputed truckle was Sir Austen's failure to protest, last week, after two Fascist detectives in Milan had assaulted, clubbed and kicked not merely a British subject but Captain .
  • I suppose it was a case of "have truckswill truckle.

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