English version

bow down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbow down phrasal verb1 BENDto bend your body forward, especially when you are already kneeling, in order to show respect before/to etc Maria bowed down before the statue. Come, let us bow down in worship.2 bow down to somebody literaryOBEY to let someone give you orders or tell you what to do – used to show disapproval bow→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
bow before/to etcThe women and children now catch up their master, and each group in turn bows down before Esau.But still, because he does not bow down before his own popularity, he retains a certain distance.And bowed down to resume his strange rump-in-the-air and face-in-the-sea posture.Thou hast made a graven image and Jeroboam-like wouldst have everyone else bow down before thy calf.Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you.bow down to somebodyAnd bowed down to resume his strange rump-in-the-air and face-in-the-sea posture.Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you.
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Verb table
bow
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybow
he, she, itbows
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybowed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave bowed
he, she, ithas bowed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad bowed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bow
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have bowed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam bowing
he, she, itis bowing
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you, we, theyare bowing
Past
I, he, she, itwas bowing
you, we, theywere bowing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been bowing
he, she, ithas been bowing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been bowing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be bowing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been bowing
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Verb table
bow
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybow
he, she, itbows
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybowed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave bowed
he, she, ithas bowed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad bowed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bow
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have bowed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam bowing
he, she, itis bowing
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you, we, theyare bowing
Past
I, he, she, itwas bowing
you, we, theywere bowing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been bowing
he, she, ithas been bowing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been bowing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be bowing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been bowing
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