Synonyms for truckle
- be servile
- butter up
- fall all over
- fall on one's knees
- honey up
- kiss one's feet
- lay it on
- lick boots
- pay court
- play up to
- scratch one's back
- suck up to
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRUCKLE
Off with your cap, Snob; down on your knees, Snob, and truckle.
While hunting about, he entered a small room in which were a couple of truckle bedsteads.
Shall we be so vile as to truckle to the enemies of France and show that we can fear them?
I think it's sickening to try and truckle to her because she's so rich.
"She tried to truckle to Norty, too," put in Patricia Lennox.
In order to succeed I must truckle to people who can be useful to me and I ask you to help me.
Why does Orestes truckle to these circumcised, but because they lend money to him and to his creatures?
I began to truckle to him, much as I had truckled to Wolansky.
I have not learned to bend and truckle to your will, doing your bidding like a dog; and, by Heaven!
But Nature is the best writer; she will teach us to be men and not to truckle to power.'
"small wheel or roller," late 14c., from Anglo-French trocle, from Latin trochlea "a small wheel, sheaf of a pulley," from Greek trokhileia "a pulley," from trokhos "wheel," from trekhein "to run," from PIE root *dhregh- "to run" (cf. Old Irish droch "wheel," Lithuanian pa-drosti "to run fast"). Truckle bed "small bed on wheels that can be stowed under a larger bed" is from mid-15c.