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bow to somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbow to somebody/something phrasal verbAGREEto finally agree to do something, even though you do not want to do it Congress may bow to public pressure and lift the arms embargo. Myers finally bowed to the inevitable (=accepted something he could not change) and withdrew from the campaign. bow→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
bowed to the inevitableI sighed and bowed to the inevitable.He finally bowed to the inevitable after 61 minutes, when he was visibly hobbling around.The Government bowed to the inevitable after other countries threatened to outvote it.Last week Chen's company bowed to the inevitable and closed its doors.
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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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