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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
(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 sheave 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.

truckle


Past participle: truckled
Gerund: truckling

Imperative
truckle
truckle
Present
I truckle
you truckle
he/she/it truckles
we truckle
you truckle
they truckle
Preterite
I truckled
you truckled
he/she/it truckled
we truckled
you truckled
they truckled
Present Continuous
I am truckling
you are truckling
he/she/it is truckling
we are truckling
you are truckling
they are truckling
Present Perfect
I have truckled
you have truckled
he/she/it has truckled
we have truckled
you have truckled
they have truckled
Past Continuous
I was truckling
you were truckling
he/she/it was truckling
we were truckling
you were truckling
they were truckling
Past Perfect
I had truckled
you had truckled
he/she/it had truckled
we had truckled
you had truckled
they had truckled
Future
I will truckle
you will truckle
he/she/it will truckle
we will truckle
you will truckle
they will truckle
Future Perfect
I will have truckled
you will have truckled
he/she/it will have truckled
we will have truckled
you will have truckled
they will have truckled
Future Continuous
I will be truckling
you will be truckling
he/she/it will be truckling
we will be truckling
you will be truckling
they will be truckling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been truckling
you have been truckling
he/she/it has been truckling
we have been truckling
you have been truckling
they have been truckling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been truckling
you will have been truckling
he/she/it will have been truckling
we will have been truckling
you will have been truckling
they will have been truckling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been truckling
you had been truckling
he/she/it had been truckling
we had been truckling
you had been truckling
they had been truckling
Conditional
I would truckle
you would truckle
he/she/it would truckle
we would truckle
you would truckle
they would truckle
Past Conditional
I would have truckled
you would have truckled
he/she/it would have truckled
we would have truckled
you would have truckled
they would have truckled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"

truckle

verb
To support slavishly every opinion or suggestion of a superior:
Slang: suck up.
Idioms: curry favor, dance attendance, kiss someone's feet, lick someone's boots.
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
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.
I don't truckle, and I hate being patronized as much as you do
Now I know that so long as we have social inequality we shall have snobs; we shall have men who bully and truckle, and women who snub and crawl.
Come in," said a voice which he recognized as that of the mendicant, whom he found lying on a kind of truckle bed.
Looking in, I saw a lighted candle on a table, a bench, and a mattress on a truckle bedstead.
truckle bed, and George and I slept in that, and kept in by tying ourselves together with a sheet; and the other was the little boy's bed, and Harris had that all to himself, and we found him, in the morning, with two feet of bare leg sticking out at the bottom, and George and I used it to hang the towels on while we bathed.
In saying this I do not mean that the Negro should truckle, or not vote from principle, for the instant he ceases to vote from principle he loses the confidence and respect of the Southern white man even.
Each of these cells holds a small truckle bed, in which one prisoner sleeps; never more.
The recipe uses Fowlers Warwickshire Truckle, a tasty onion and chive flavoured cheese.
Fowlers, the oldest cheese-making family business in England, also makes the traditional Warwickshire Truckle, which has been made to a family recipe for 75 years, as well as the Original Little Derby, Fowlers Original Sage Derby and Fowlers Warwickshire Arden Oak Smoked Truckle.
Teams in fancy dress will charge around a special course carrying a truckle of Caerphilly cheese on a wooden stretcher.
By increasing the level of machine automation and autonomy in these operations, we are providing our customers with a product that will help shorten their time to test while increasing their systems' ease of use," noted Truckle.