The correct answer is behave in a servile manner.
A. act in a servile manner
B. herd cattle
C. intertwine cords
D. create furrows
The correct answer is (A) To act in a servile manner; to touch the forehead to the ground while kneeling, as an act of worship, reverence, homage, apology, or absolute submission, in former Chinese custom.
Kowtow comes from Mandarin Chinese k'o-t'ou (k'o [knock] + t'ou [head]).
Examples of use:
- Your boss expects you to kowtow to her.
- Under no circumstances will I kowtow to him.