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General dictionaries General (32 matching dictionaries)
  1. kowtow: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. kowtow: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. kowtow: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. kowtow: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. kowtow: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. kowtow: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Kowtow, kowtow: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. kowtow: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. kowtow: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. kowtow: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. kowtow: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. kowtow: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Kowtow, kowtow: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. kowtow: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. kowtow: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. kowtow: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Kowtow: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. kowtow: Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs [home, info]
  19. Kowtow: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  20. kowtow: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  21. kowtow: Rhymezone [home, info]
  22. Kowtow: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. Kowtow: 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
  24. kowtow: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  25. kowtow: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. kowtow: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. kowtow: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. Kowtow: The Word Detective [home, info]
  29. kowtow: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  30. kowtow: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. kowtow: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. kowtow: A Word A Day [home, info]
  2. kowtow: Idioms [home, info]
  3. kowtow: Wordcraft Dictionary [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. kowtow: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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noun:  a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission
verb:  bend the knees and bow in a servile manner
verb:  try to gain favor by cringing or flattering ("He is always kowtowing to his boss")

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