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  Definition of bow out
  1. retire gracefully; "He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship"
  2. remove oneself from an obligation; "He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved"
Similar Words: withdraw, chicken out, back off, pull out, back down

 

Hyponyms: resile

 

Grouped Verbs: retire, withdraw, pull out, get out

 

Derivational Morphology: withdrawal

 

 
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