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bow 1

American English: /boʊ/
British English: /bəʊ/

noun

  • 2 (weapon) bow and arrow
    arco y flecha
    Example sentences
    • 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 (Music)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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)
    (— frame)
    montura (feminine)
    armazón (masculine) or (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb

  • (branch/plank)
    arquearse
    doblarse
    pandearse
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb

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bow 2
American English: /baʊ/
British English: /baʊ/

noun

  • (movement) 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
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb

  • 1
    hacer una reverencia or (Colombia) (Southern Cone) una venia or (Mexico) una caravana
    I hate waiters who bow and scrape
    odio a los camareros demasiado solícitos or serviles
    to bow to somebody
    hacerle una reverencia a alguien
    inclinarse ante alguien
    to bow to somethingwe 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 (Cinema) (film, movie)the film bowed last week at Cannes
    la película se estrenó la semana pasada en Cannes
    Example sentences
    • The same can be said of other models bowing next year.

transitive verb

  • I bowed my head in shame
    incliné or agaché la cabeza avergonzado
    his whole body was bowed with exhaustion
    estaba doblegado de cansancio

Phrasal verbs

bow down

verb + adverb
doblegarse
bajar la cerviz
to bow down to somebody/something
someterse a alguien/algo

bow out

verb + adverb
retirarse

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bow 3
American English: /baʊ/
British English: /baʊ/

noun

  • (of ship) (often plural)
    Example sentences
    • The former, as prime contractor, builds the aft and central superstructure, the latter the ship's bow and distinctive pyramidal main mast.
    • The ceiling lights lit in a sequence from the aft deck to the bow of the ship and the floor lighting blinked twice before staying on.
    • Without the support of the bowsprit, the long spar that extends forward from the bow of the ship, there was no support for the masts.

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