take a bow

Definition of take a bow

  1. :  to bow towards an audience that is applauding When the play has finished, the actors will line up to take a bow. —often used figuratively to say that someone deserves to be praised The people who organized the festival should take a bow for its remarkable success.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

  1. :  to cease from competition or resistance :  submit, yield

    :  to suffer defeat

    :  to bend the head, body, or knee in reverence, submission, or shame

  1. :  a bending of the head or body in respect, submission, assent, or salutation

    :  a show of respect or submission

  1. :  something bent into a simple curve or arc

    :  rainbow

    :  a weapon that is used to propel an arrow and that is made of a strip of flexible material (such as wood) with a cord connecting the two ends and holding the strip bent

  1. :  to bend into a curve

    :  to play a stringed instrument with a bow (see 3bow 5a)

    :  to cause to bend into a curve

  1. :  bowman


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