Meaning of “bow out” in the English Dictionary

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"bow out" in British English

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bow out

phrasal verb with bow uk /baʊ/ us /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 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)