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truckle
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truck·le  (trŭk′əl)
n.
A small wheel or roller; a caster.
intr.v. truck·led, truck·ling, truck·les
To be servile or submissive. See Synonyms at fawn1.

[Middle English trocle, pulley, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin trochlea, system of pulleys; see trochlea.]

truck′ler n.

truckle (ˈtrʌkəl)
vb
1. (usually foll by: to) to yield weakly; give in
[C17: from obsolete truckle to sleep in a truckle bed; see truckle²]
ˈtruckler n
truckle (ˈtrʌkəl)
n
1. (Furniture) a small wheel; caster
2. (Cookery) a small barrel-shaped cheese
vb
3. (Furniture) (intr) to roll on truckles
4. (Furniture) (tr) to push (a piece of furniture) along on truckles
[C15 trokel, from Anglo-Norman trocle, from Latin trochlea sheaf of a pulley; see trochlea]

truck•le (ˈtrʌk əl)

v.i. -led, -ling.
to submit or yield obsequiously or tamely (usu. fol. by to).
[1660–70; figurative use of obsolete truckle to sleep on a truckle bed. See truckle2]
truck′ler, n.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.truckle - a low bed to be slid under a higher bedtruckle - a low bed to be slid under a higher bed
bed - a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep; "he sat on the edge of the bed"; "the room had only a bed and chair"
Verb1.truckle - yield to out of weaknesstruckle - yield to out of weakness            
relent, soften, yield - give in, as to influence or pressure
2.truckle - try to gain favor by cringing or flatteringtruckle - try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss"
blandish, flatter - praise somewhat dishonestly
court favor, court favour, curry favor, curry favour - seek favor by fawning or flattery; "This employee is currying favor with his superordinates"
Translations
truckle [ˈtrʌkl]
A. VI to truckle to sbsometerse servilmente a algn
B. CPD truckle bed Ncarriola f
truckle
viklein beigeben (to sb jdm gegenüber)
truckle [ˈtrʌkl] vi to truckle to sbstrisciare davanti a qn


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