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grovel

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to support slavishly every opinion or suggestion of a superior

an inclination of the head or body, as in greeting, consent, courtesy, submission, or worship

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a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission

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bend the knees and bow in a servile manner

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Nobody told them that Blair would cowtow to Bush's demands and use our boys to clean up the mess the US soldiers have made with their brutal, racist, inept way of dealing with the Iraqi people.
They are fine people and we can only trust that they will follow their hearts and heads and not just cowtow to the party line.
Over time, in any case, a small number of leading members of the labour movement came to play significant roles in NDP governments and to insure that labour was onside with the NDP at election time even though between elections, large sections of the labour movement were contemptuous of NDP governments that appeared to cowtow to business demands at labour's expense.