bow out

verb
bowed out; bowing out; bows out

Definition of bow out

intransitive verb

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

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Examples of bow out in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of bow out

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bow out was in 1942

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“Bow out.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bowed%20out. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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