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noun 
  1. The act of kowtowing.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: (t, nl, buiging, f)
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
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.
Translations: 
Etymology: From Cantonese (Chin.) åé / åå (kau3 tau4), kau3 "knock" + tau4 "head".


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