Knee-crooking
Knee-crooking Knee"-crook`ing, a. Obsequious; fawning; cringing. ``Knee-crooking knave.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • knee-crooking — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : obsequious, fawning * * * kneeˈ crooking adjective (Shakespeare) Obsequious, fawning • • • Main Entry: ↑knee …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crooking — Crook Crook (kr??k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crooked} (kr??kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crooking}.] [OE. croken; cf. Sw. kr?ka, Dan. kr?ge. See Crook, n.] 1. To turn from a straight line; to bend; to curve. [1913 Webster] Crook the pregnant hinges of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dismiss — 1 Dismiss, discharge, cashier, drop, sack, fire, bounce are comparable when they mean to let go from one s employ or service. Dismiss basically denotes a giving permission to go {he dismissed the assembly Acts 19:41} {dismissed the night watchers …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • subservient — 1 *auxiliary, subsidiary, contributory, ancillary, adjuvant, accessory Analogous words: *subordinate, secondary, dependent, subject 2 Subservient, servile, slavish, menial, obsequious can mean showing or characterized by extreme compliance or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Crook — (kr??k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crooked} (kr??kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crooking}.] [OE. croken; cf. Sw. kr?ka, Dan. kr?ge. See Crook, n.] 1. To turn from a straight line; to bend; to curve. [1913 Webster] Crook the pregnant hinges of the knee. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crooked — Crook Crook (kr??k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crooked} (kr??kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crooking}.] [OE. croken; cf. Sw. kr?ka, Dan. kr?ge. See Crook, n.] 1. To turn from a straight line; to bend; to curve. [1913 Webster] Crook the pregnant hinges of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crook — [[t]kr ʊk[/t]] crooks, crooking, crooked 1) N COUNT A crook is a dishonest person or a criminal. [INFORMAL] The man is a crook and a liar... Donaldson was a petty crook with a string of previous offences. 2) N COUNT: usu sing, the N of n The… …   English dictionary

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