curtsy - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/ˈkɜː(r)tsi/
present tense
I/you/we/theycurtsy
he/she/itcurtsies
present participlecurtsying
past tensecurtsied
past participlecurtsied

or curtsey 

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  1. if a woman curtsies, she shows her respect for someone by bending her knees with one leg behind the other as a formal greeting
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