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Meaning of “bow out” in the English Dictionary

"bow out" in British English

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bow out

phrasal verb with bow uk   us   /baʊ/ verb [I or T]
to ​leave a ​job or ​stop doing an ​activity, usually after a ​longtime: She'll be ​bowing out at the end of the ​month, after ​hosting the ​programme for eight ​years.
(Definition of bow out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bow out" in American English

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bow out

phrasal verb with bow  us   /bɑʊ/ verb [I/T]
to give up something, or to ​decide not to do something that you were ​considering doing: He said he was bowing out of the ​race for ​senator.
(Definition of bow out from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bow out”
in Chinese (Simplified) 辞职, 退出…
in Turkish uzun bir süreden sonra bir eylemi/bir işi bırakmak, terketmek, mesleği sona ermek…
in Russian уйти со сцены…
in Chinese (Traditional) 辭職, 退出…
in Polish wycofać się…
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