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English noun: curtsy

1. curtsy (communication) bending the knees; a gesture of respect made by women


Synonymscurtsey


Broader (hypernym)gesture, motion, reverence


English verb: curtsy

1. curtsy (motion) bend the knees in a gesture of respectful greeting


Synonymscurtsey


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)bow

2. curtsy (communication) make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect


SamplesShe curtsied when she shook the Queen's hand.


Synonymsbob


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)greet, recognise, recognize


Entailbow, bow down









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