There are 4 translations of bow in Spanish:

bow1

n

/baʊ/
  • 1 (movement) reverencia (f), inclinación (f), venia (f) (Colombia, Southern Cone/Colombia, Cono Sur) , caravana (feminine) (Mexico/México) 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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There are 4 translations of bow in Spanish:

bow2

vi

/baʊ/
  • 1 hacer* una reverencia or (Colombia, Southern Cone/Colombia, Cono Sur) una venia or (Mexico/México) 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 [Cinema/Cine] [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

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
doblegarse*, bajar la cerviz to bow down to sb/sth someterse a algn/algo

bow out

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio

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There are 4 translations of bow in Spanish:

bow3

Pronunciation: /bəʊ/

n

  • 2 (weapon) arco (masculine) 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 [Music/Música] arco (masculine)
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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) (American English/inglés norteamericano) patilla (f), brazo (m) (Chile, Colombia) ; (— 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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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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