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English verb: bow down

1. bow down (motion) get into a prostrate position, as in submission


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)lie, lie down

2. bow down (communication) bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head

SamplesHe bowed before the King.
She bowed her head in shame.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s to somebody

Broader (hypernym)gesticulate, gesture, motion

Narrower (hyponym)conge, congee

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