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bow

verb [I or T] uk   /baʊ/ us  
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.
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Physical gestures of respect

bow

noun [C] uk   /baʊ/ us  

bow noun [C] (BEND)

the movement of bending your head or body forward, especially as a way of showing someone respect or expressing thanks to people who have watched you perform: The audience applauded enthusiastically, and she came back on stage to take another bow.Physical gestures of respect

bow noun [C] (FRONT PART)

(also bows) the front part of a ship
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(Definition of bow verb, noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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