bow out

verb

Definition of bow out

: retire, withdraw; also : lose
  • bowed out in the first round of the tournament

Examples of bow out in a Sentence

  1. quite embarrassingly, the top-seeded player bowed out in the first round of competition

First Known Use of bow out

1942

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bow out Synonyms

Synonyms

fall, lose;

Antonyms

conquer, prevail, triumph, win;

Near Antonyms

flourish, prosper, succeed, thrive;

Phrases

take the count;



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