I've looked for synonyms for prostrate, lie etc. but nothing has stirred my memory of this exotic word that reminds me of 'gastrification' for some reason. Said word also has a 'p' in it somewhere... probably.
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Do you mean genuflect?
Genuflection (or genuflexion), bending at least one knee to the ground, was from early times a gesture of deep respect for a superior. The Latin word genuflectio, from which the English word is derived, originally meant kneeling rather than the rapid dropping to one knee and immediately rising that became customary in Western Europe in the Middle Ages.
Are you sure you're not thinking of grovel
(Merriam-Webster) defines it as:
1 to creep with the face to the ground : crawl
2a to lie or creep with the body prostrate in token of subservience or abasement