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Gestures of respect

bob

verb

to curtsy

bob

noun

a curtsy

bow

verb

to bend your body forwards from the waist, especially to show respect for someone

bow

noun

a forward movement of the top part of your body, especially to show respect

curtsy

verb

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

curtsy

noun

a formal greeting in which a woman bends her knees with one leg behind the other

genuflect

verb

to bend your knee as a sign of worship or respect

kiss

verb

to touch someone or something with your lips as a sign of respect

obeisance

noun

a movement in which you bend your head and the upper part of your body forwards to show your respect for someone

salute

noun

a formal signal that you make to show respect to someone, especially by putting your hand to your head

genuflection

noun

observe a silence

to be silent for a particular time in order to show your respect for someone or something

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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