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English definition of “bow to sb/sth”

bow to sb/sth

phrasal verb with bow     /baʊ/ verb [I or T]
to do what someone else wants you to do, usually unwillingly : Eventually the government was forced to bow to public pressure and reform the tax .Accepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval
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