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To get on with someone or something; to have a good relationship with someone.
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  1. To get on with someone or something; to have a good relationship with someone.
  2. To come to understand. Often used with to or onto :
  3. To take a liking; attempt to be friendly:
To seek favor from by fawning, servile behavior.
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  1. To seek favor from by fawning, servile behavior.
  2. To behave like a sycophant toward (someone) or behave like a sycophant.
  3. (Informal) To try to gain favor with (someone) by fawning, servility, etc.
To draw back, bend, crouch, etc., as when afraid; shrink from something dangerous or painful
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  1. To draw back, bend, crouch, etc., as when afraid; shrink from something dangerous or painful
  2. To act in a timid, servile manner; fawn
  3. To behave in a servile way; fawn.
(Intransitive, of a dog) To wag its tail, to show devotion.
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  1. (Intransitive, of a dog) To wag its tail, to show devotion.
  2. To show affection in a solicitous or exaggerated way
  3. To exhibit affection or attempt to please, as a dog does by wagging its tail, whining, or cringing.
To lie prone or crawl in a prostrate position, esp. abjectly
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  1. To lie prone or crawl in a prostrate position, esp. abjectly
  2. To behave in a servile or obsequious manner.
  3. To behave humbly or abjectly, as before authority; debase oneself in a servile fashion
To let saliva run or dribble from the mouth; drool
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  1. To let saliva run or dribble from the mouth; drool
  2. (Archaic) To slobber on or cover with saliva
  3. To behave in an obsequious manner.
To be a toady (to); flatter
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  1. To be a toady (to); flatter
  2. (Intransitive, construed with to) To behave like a toady (to someone).
To be servile or submissive.
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  1. To be servile or submissive.
  2. To be servile; cringe, submit, toady, etc.
(US) To attempt to obtain favors, especially by flattery; to toady or fawn
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  1. (US) To attempt to obtain favors, especially by flattery; to toady or fawn
To curry favor with in an obsequious manner; fawn on.
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  1. To curry favor with in an obsequious manner; fawn on.
Either of the sides of this front section:
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  1. Either of the sides of this front section:
  2. A stroke with such a bow
  3. The rower nearest the bow
Alternative spelling of curtsey.
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  1. Alternative spelling of curtsey.
  2. A gesture of respect or reverence made chiefly by women by bending the knees with one foot forward and lowering the body.
An indication of approval or assent:
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  1. An indication of approval or assent:
  2. A nodding, as of the head, treetops, etc.
  3. A forward or up-and-down movement of the head, usually expressive of drowsiness or agreement:
The attitude shown by this; homage; deference
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  1. The attitude shown by this; homage; deference
  2. A gesture or movement of the body, such as a curtsy, that expresses deference or homage.
  3. A gesture of respect or reverence, such as a bow or curtsy
Find another word for kowtow. In this page you can discover 22 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for kowtow, like: cotton, bootlick, cringe, fawn, grovel, slaver, toady, truckle, apple-polish, brownnose and suck up.