truckle to


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See: pander
References in classic literature ?
I thought you had too much pride and sense to truckle to any mortal woman just because she wears French boots and rides in a coupe," said Jo, who, being called from the tragic climax of her novel, was not in the best mood for social enterprises.
Like any other good American, Newman thought it as well not to truckle to the foreigner.
Schuhmacher called the past year "a time of fear and uncertainty" for wholesalers, not least for A-B wholesalers, who must truckle to their new foreign overlord.