Definition of genuflect verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    genuflect

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈdʒɛnyəˌflɛkt//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they genuflect
     
    he / she / it genuflects
     
    past simple genuflected
     
    -ing form genuflecting
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to move your body into a lower position by bending one or both knees, as a sign of respect during worship in a church
  2. 2[intransitive] genuflect (to something) (disapproving) to show too much respect to someone or something
genuflection
 
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NAmE//ˌdʒɛnyəˈflɛkʃn//
 
noun [countable, uncountable]
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