curtsy, curtsey (v.) Old form(s): cursies , curtsie
bow low, do reverence, pay respect
Luc.1338[of Lucrece's groom] The homely villain curtsies to her low
MV I.i.13[Salerio to Antonio] your argosies with portly sail ... / Do overpeer the petty traffickers / That curtsy to them
TN II.v.61[Malvolio to himself] Toby approaches, curtsies there to me
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