Meaning of “bow to sb/sth” in the English Dictionary

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"bow to sb/sth" in British English

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bow to sb/sth

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

to do what someone else wants you to do, usually unwillingly:

Eventually they were forced to bow to public pressure and reform the tax.

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

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