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Main Entry: 1bow
Pronunciation: primarystressbaudot
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English bowen "to bend, yield," from Old English bumacrgan "to bend in obedience"
1 : to bend the head, body, or knee in greeting, respect, agreement, or obedience
2 : 1YIELD 5 <bow to authority>
3 : 1BEND 6 <bowed with age>
4 : to express by bowing <bow one's thanks>

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