a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission
bend the knees and bow in a servile manner
try to gain favor by cringing or flattering;
"He is always kowtowing to his boss"
- I'm not going to kowtow to a mere nobody like him.
- The women kowtow outside of Jokhang temple.
- Be polite, but don' t kowtow to him.
- Be polite, but don't kowtow to him.
- The ding of new century is about to kowtow noisy.
- He's a brave man. I'm sure he will not kowtow to the enemy.
She couldn't stand the way that Robert kowtowed to her father.出自： S. Conran