truckle to


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truckle to (someone or something)

To be subservient to someone else; to assume a servile or obsequious manner toward someone. Those who truckle to their government without question will be the first to be exploited by it. It's very clear that the senators on this committee are truckling to the interests of major corporations. It won't help your career to truckle to the boss like that.
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truckle to

v.
To be servile or submissive to someone or something: All the peasants in the fields truckled to the king.
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Selections include a mini port and stilton gift pack with two port glasses; 300g truckles in stilton and vintage cheddar varieties; blue pottery jars of stilton in three sizes; a presentation cheeseboard in two sizes plus a vintage mature cheddar truckle to mark the millennium.