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1‘George grovelled at his feet’
crawl, creep, cringe, crouch, prostrate oneself, kneel, fall on one's knees
throw oneself at someone's feet
2‘they dislike leaders who grovel to foreign patrons’
behave obsequiously, be obsequious, be servile, be sycophantic, fawn, kowtow, bow and scrape, toady, truckle, abase oneself, humble oneself, prostrate oneself
curry favour with, flatter, court, woo, dance attendance on, make up to, play up to, ingratiate oneself with
informal crawl, creep, suck up, butter up, be all over, fall all over, lick someone's boots, rub up the right way
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