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bow1

bow1

pronunciation:
baU
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
bow and scrape, bow out, take a bow
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part of speech: verb
inflections: bowed, bowing, bows
definition 1: to bend the head or upper body forward in order to greet or take notice of someone.
synonyms:
nod
similar words:
bend, curtsy, salute
definition 2: to give up to or submit.
They finally bowed to the pressure from their friends.
synonyms:
defer, submit
similar words:
comply, surrender
phrase: bow and scrape
phrase: bow out
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act of bending the head or upper body forward to greet or take notice of someone.
He made a deep bow when he finished his performance.
similar words:
curtsy, gesture, nod
phrase: take a bow
derivation: bowedness (n.)
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