bow out

verb

Definition of bow out

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  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>

1942

First Known Use of bow out

1942


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