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English definition of “bow out”

bow out

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with bow   /baʊ/ us  
to leave a job or stop doing an activity, usually after a long time: She'll be bowing out at the end of the month, after presenting the programme for eight years.Retiring and resigning from work
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