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Noun
An act of bending the head or upper body as a sign of respect or greeting
“I gave a theatrical bow and waved.”
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The front end of a ship
“Steve stood at the bow of the ship, unprotected from the storm and hanging on for dear life as he pointed excitedly.”
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A weapon for shooting arrows, typically made of a curved piece of wood joined at both ends by a taut string
“It's impossible to slouch with a solid three inch bow at your back, and the sandals require short steps.”
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A knot tied with two loops and two loose ends, used especially for tying shoelaces and decorative ribbons
“It was covered in black velvet with a blood red rose embroidered on the front and a ribbon of the same colour as the rose tied in a bow at the top.”
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A sharp twist or curve in something that is otherwise straight
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A shape resembling an arch
“He bent the rod into a bow.”
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Violin bow
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The front end of an aircraft, car, or other vehicle
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The act of gesticulating, or making gestures to aid expression of thoughts, sentiments or passion
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Appearance to receive applause
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A long, narrow piece of cloth, paper, plastic, or some other material
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Framework with pane
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An act or instance of drooping; a limp or weary attitude
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Deep respect for someone or something
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The beginning of something
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Each of the two upper limbs of the human body from the shoulder to the hand
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Violin bows
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A circular or rounded piece of something
Verb
Bend the head or upper part of the body as a sign of respect, greeting, or shame
“From a field, the horses observe the Statue of Liberty, and, indeed, they bow down before it.”
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To deviate from a course or straight line
“The river would begin to bow gently to the north before reaching the sea.”
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Submit to pressure or demands
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“Let's forget what makes Greenwich special and just bow down to whatever the property developers want.”
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To make or become bent or twisted out of shape
“The mast quivered and bowed as Trent climbed up it.”
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To stoop down and rest on the knee or knees
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Bend or hang downwards limply
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To crouch or fall down in fear or subservience
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Prostrate yourself
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Be subjected to
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To move suddenly, usually to avoid a collision
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Leap or spring while supporting or propelling oneself with one or both hands or with the help of a pole
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(based on instrument used) To produce music
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To set up or establish
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To address or meet with expressions of friendliness or welcome
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Be in or move into a sloping position
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