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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Maybe Barry is uptight because Alex didn't curtsy to Her Majesty ?
I LAUGHED my socks off when I read that the Queen thinks Cherie Blair's refusal to curtsy to her is hilarious.
PRINCE Edward's wife Sophie is fuming because Camilla Parker Bowles won't curtsy to her, it was reported last night.
And the curtsy to Her Majesty the Queen, as the bride passed her Sovereign for the first time as Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales.