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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To be servile or submissive to someone or something: All the peasants in the fields truckled to the king.
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- accompany (one) on a/(one's) journey
- accompany on a journey
- benefit of the doubt, to give/have the
- a stranger to (someone or something)
- be out of (one's) league
- be out of somebody's league
- be in bad with (someone)
- (one) puts (one's) pants on one leg at a time
- bargain for (someone or something) with (someone)