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English verb: bow down

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


Synonymsprostrate


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.


Synonymsbow


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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