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  • on reading:
  • クツ
  • kun reading:
  • かがむ   かがめる
  • meaning(s):
  • yield, bend, flinch, submit
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きゅうくつ narrow; tight; stiff; rigid; uneasy; formal; constrained
する くっする to yield; to bend; to be daunted; to shrink
かがみこむ to lean over; to lean in
かがむ to stoop; to lean over
める かがめる to stoop; to bend