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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Georgie curtsied to the Queen and said: "It is lovely to meet you, Ma'am.
I curtsied to her and my husband, Fran, said to me, 'What are you doing?
TWO Queens curtsied to a Prince last night as Wonderland came to London in style.
Some bowed and curtsied to her on a trip back from Paris.
Cherie Blair never curtsied to anyone, but that is because Cherie Blair is charmless and has no manners" - Lady Colin Campbell, author of Guide To Being A Modern Lady.
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.
Train officials bowed and curtsied to her on a trip back from Paris.
SUPERSTAR singer Susan Boyle was mistaken for the Queen by Eurostar staff - who even bowed and curtsied to her.
Maybe Scout was miffed when no one curtsied to her when she left the shop, or perhaps Tallulah was asking Demi to stop at Toys R Us on the way home so she could buy her very own Ashton, er, Ken doll.
The Princess Royal curtsied to Emperor Akihito yesterday as she arrived for a tea party at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
THE Prime Minister's wife, Sarah Brown (left), curtsied to the Duchess of Cornwall not out of deference but because she's polite and had the savvy to recognise that pictures would be taken of their meeting in Uganda.
THE policewoman who curtsied to Tony Blair on a royal (sorry, "presidential") visit to Plymouth last week did it for a pounds 5 bet with a fellow copper.
Ah, Charlotte, if only you'd kneed Dame Shirley Bassey in the mouth as she curtsied to the Queen at that Buck House party on Tuesday you'd be the Greatest Taff since Owain Glendower.