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Definition of bow to phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


bow to

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bow to something

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to agree unwillingly to do something because other people want you to They finally bowed to pressure from the public. She bowed to the inevitable (= accepted a situation in which she had no choice) and resigned.
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