There are 4 translations of bow in Spanish:

bow1

n

/baʊ/
  • 1 (movement) reverencia (f), inclinación (f), venia (f) (Col, CS) , caravana (f) (Méx) he greeted the Duchess with a bow saludó a la duquesa con una reverencia to make a bow hacer* una reverencia ( or inclinación etc) the actress took a bow in front of the curtain la actriz salió a saludar al público or a agradecer los aplausos del público you can take a bow for doing so well te mereces un aplauso por lo bien que lo hiciste
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    • Then she smiled nicely, took a little bow, blew a kiss, and gave just the briefest, politest, friendliest pump of a fist.
    • I stood there for a while before wandering over to the fountain, where a Hispanic guy was taking mock bows for his friends.
    • Chris gave her a mock bow, before taking her empty bottle.

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Word of the day merienda
f
afternoon snack …
Cultural fact of the day

Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province. Most comunidades autónomas comunidad autónoma comprise at least two or more

There are 4 translations of bow in Spanish:

bow2

vi

/baʊ/
  • 1 hacer* una reverencia or (Col, CS) una venia or (Méx) una caravana I hate waiters who bow and scrape odio a los camareros demasiado solícitos or serviles to bow to sb hacerle* una reverencia a algn, inclinarse ante algnto bow to sth we must bow to her age and experience debemos tratarla con la deferencia que su edad y experiencia merecen I bow to your superior knowledge usted sabe más que yo they won't bow to government pressure no van a ceder ante la presión del gobierno to bow to the inevitable resignarse ante lo inevitable
  • 2 [Cin] [film, movie] the film bowed last week at Cannes la película se estrenó la semana pasada en Cannes
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    • The same can be said of other models bowing next year.

vt

/baʊ/
  • [head] inclinar, agachar I bowed my head in shame incliné or agaché la cabeza avergonzado his whole body was bowed with exhaustion estaba doblegado de cansancio
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    • The man climbed off his horse, and bowed to Dominic in respect.
    • Drake's head rose from its resting place, I bowed to show my respect to my own creator.
    • Haman was furious with Mordecai, because Mordecai refused to bow down before him to show his respect.

Phrasal verbs

bow down

v + adv
doblegarse*, bajar la cerviz to bow down to sb/sth someterse a algn/algo

bow out

v + adv

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Word of the day merienda
f
afternoon snack …
Cultural fact of the day

Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province. Most comunidades autónomas comunidad autónoma comprise at least two or more

There are 4 translations of bow in Spanish:

bow3

Pronunciation: /bəʊ/

n

  • 1 (knot) lazo (m), moño (m) (esp AmL) , moña (f) (Ur) , rosa (f) (Chi) to tie a bow hacer* un lazo ( or moño etc) to tie sth in a bow hacer* un lazo ( or moño etc) con algo
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    • Tie the red ribbon in a bow and stitch in place through the center knot, referring to the photo for placement.
    • He looks very jaunty, hands on hips, his cap pushed back on his head and his cap ribbon tied in a bow.
    • After your child completes several cards, stack and lace them together through the eyelets on the left edge to form a book, tying the ribbon ends in a bow.
  • 2 (weapon) arco (m) bow and arrow arco y flecha
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    • They had walked and driven for hours to get there, carrying the only weapons they possessed - bows and arrows, spears and machetes.
    • The catalogue, includes an assortment of weapons: bows and arrows, swords and spears.
    • Swords, spears, bows and arrows and many other weapons were being made in full force.
  • 3 [Mus] arco (m)
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    • When the electric is used, it's played with a violin bow, which results in a sound I'm sure we could use to communicate with whales.
    • Rosin can be used as a plasticizer, in the manufacture of varnishes and printing inks, and also to treat bows for stringed instruments.
    • The stealer of the show was definitely Peers when he played his guitar like an upside-down guitar with a violin bow.
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    • She claims to have used a lighter bow for Schubert than Brahms.
    • Rapid bowing, slow bows and staccato to bowing are reviewed, and exercises for each are prescribed.
    • Bow every note slowly while concentrating on bow placement and technique.
  • 4 (on spectacles — arm) (AmE) patilla (f), brazo (m) (Chi, Col) ; (— frame) montura (f), armazón (m) or (f)
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    • The lenses don't meet the corners of the frame where the bows attach.
    • This hearing aid device has a body that can be attached to an eyeglasses bow has a channel therein for acceptance of a flexible eyeglasses bow end piece.
    • A pair of eyeglasses includes an elongated lens unit, a pair of connectors, and a pair of elongated bows.

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Word of the day merienda
f
afternoon snack …
Cultural fact of the day

Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province. Most comunidades autónomas comunidad autónoma comprise at least two or more

There are 4 translations of bow in Spanish:

bow4

vi

/bəʊ/
  • [branch/plank] arquearse, doblarse, pandearse
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    • I did put out a quiver-tip, which rocked back and forth like a blade of grass bowing and stooping before the wind.
    • Pensioners, although they appear bowed by the more strenuous life they once went through, find time for a humorous chat on a bench in front of St Mary's Church.
    • If your walls are bowed, bumpy or imperfect, you might be able to achieve a better finish by stripping them bare.

vt

/bəʊ/

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Word of the day merienda
f
afternoon snack …
Cultural fact of the day

Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province. Most comunidades autónomas comunidad autónoma comprise at least two or more