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bow1

bow1

 
pronunciation:
baU
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
bow and scrape, bow out, take a bow
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: bowed, bowing, bows
definition 1: to bend the head or the upper part of the body forward in greeting, acknowledgment, consent, submission, or the like.
synonyms:
bob, nod
similar words:
bend, curtsy, genuflect, kowtow, salaam, salute
definition 2: to yield or submit.
They finally bowed to social pressure.
synonyms:
bend, defer, submit, yield
similar words:
acquiesce, capitulate, comply, knuckle under, kowtow, surrender
definition 3: to bend downward; stoop.
He bowed under the weight of his heavy pack.
synonyms:
bend, stoop
similar words:
sag, slump, warp
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to bend (the head or body) forward.
synonyms:
bend, nod
similar words:
bob, lean, prostrate
definition 2: to communicate by bowing.
She bowed her thanks.
synonyms:
nod
similar words:
communicate, impart
definition 3: to cause to submit or yield.
His spirit was not bowed by misfortune.
synonyms:
humble, prostrate, subdue, subjugate
similar words:
affect, conquer, crush, dominate, govern, hang, humiliate, influence, oppress, overcome, overwhelm, rule, suppress, vanquish
definition 4: to cause to bend downward or to stoop.
The snow's weight bowed the tree.
synonyms:
bend
similar words:
curve, distort, twist, warp
phrase: bow and scrape
phrase: bow out
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act of bending the head or upper body forward, as in greeting, acknowledgment, consent, or submission.
synonyms:
bob, obeisance
similar words:
curtsy, gesture, inclination, kowtow, nod, salaam, salutation
phrase: take a bow
derivation: bowedness (n.)
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