curtsy to (one)

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curtsy to (one)

To bow before one in a show of respect or deference. I curtsied to the headmistress when she handed me my diploma.
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curtsy to someone

[for a woman] to dip or bow in deference to someone. Of course, I curtsied to the queen! Do you think I'm an anarchist? The little girls curtsied after they did their dance number.
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The Duchess of Cambridge was beside husband William as she and other female royals curtsied to the monarch, and the men bowed their heads.
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I curtsied to her and my husband, Fran, said to me, 'What are you doing?' "He said he couldn't see her and I replied you're not supposed to.
Some bowed and curtsied to her on a trip back from Paris.
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Gowned in white and followed by two escorts, the debs curtsied to the crowd while fathers nervously waited to perform the much-practiced waltz.
Here, the trees curtsied to the salt wind, their branches flying out like strands of long black hair, and sometimes billowing out like witches' cloaks.
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Train officials bowed and curtsied to her on a trip back from Paris.