Meaning of “bow down to sb” in the English Dictionary

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"bow down to sb" in British English

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bow down to sb

mainly UK
phrasal verb with bow uk /baʊ/ us /baʊ/ verb [ I or T ]

to show respect to someone and agree that they are more powerful than you :

He expects me to bow down to him and do everything he tells me.

(Definition of “bow down to sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)