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noun 
  1. The act of kowtowing.
verb 
  1. (intransitive) To kneel and bow low enough to touch one"s forehead to the ground.
  2. (intransitive) To bow very deeply.
  3. (context, intransitive, figurative) To act in a very submissive manner.
Etymology: From Cantonese (Chin.) åé / åå (kau3 tau4), kau3 "knock" + tau4 "head".


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