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English definition of “bow out”

bow out

phrasal verb with bow     /baʊ/ verb [I or T]
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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