|1.||[ verb ] tray to gain favor by cringing or flattering|
|Synonyms:||toady truckle bootlick kowtow suck_up fawn|
"He is always kowtowing to his boss"
|Related terms:||flatter court_favor truckling apple_polisher kowtow sycophant|
|2.||[ noun ] (Chinese) a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission|
|Related terms:||bow fawn|