Definition of take a bow
- When the play has finished, the actors will line up to take a bow.
- The people who organized the festival should take a bow for its remarkable success.
: 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
: a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment
: an act or the action of taking: such as
: the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene
: to cease from competition or resistance : submit, yield
: to bend the head, body, or knee in reverence, submission, or shame
: a bending of the head or body in respect, submission, assent, or salutation
: something bent into a simple curve or arc
: 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
: to bend into a curve
: to play a stringed instrument with a bow (see 3bow 5a)
: to cause to bend into a curve
: the forward part of a ship
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