tug/touch one's forelock

Definition of tug/touch one's forelock

British, disapproving

  1. :  to be too concerned with pleasing someone whom one thinks is powerful or important

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to pull hard

    :  to struggle in opposition :  contend

    :  to exert oneself laboriously :  labor

  1. :  an act or instance of tugging :  pull

    :  a strong pulling force

    :  a straining effort

  1. :  to bring a bodily part into contact with especially so as to perceive through the tactile sense :  handle or feel gently usually with the intent to understand or appreciate

    :  to put hands upon in any way or degree

    :  to commit violence upon

  1. :  the act or fact of touching

    :  the act or an instance of handling or controlling a ball (as in basketball or soccer)

    :  the special sense by which pressure or traction exerted on the skin or mucous membrane is perceived

  1. :  a lock of hair growing from the front of the head

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