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English definition of “bow”

bow

verb [I or T]     /baʊ/
to bend your head or body forward , especially as a way of showing someone respect or expressing thanks to people who have watched you perform : They bowed to the Queen . We bowed our heads in prayer . He bowed down (= very low ) before (= in front of) the king and begged for mercy . → Compare curtsy verbPhysical gestures of respect
(Definition of bow verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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