bow

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'bow': /ˈbəʊ/; 'Bow': /bəʊ/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/baʊ/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling'bow': (bou for 1,3; bō for 2); 'Bow': (bō)



WordReference English Collocations © 2020

bow

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [deep, polite, shallow, sarcastic] bow
  2. gave him a bow
  3. [gave, made] a bow to the [crowd, audience]
  4. gave a bow as he [left, entered]
  5. took a bow [after the show, at the end of the night]
  6. a bow of [respect, gratitude]
  7. a [red, green, satin, velvet] bow
  8. [tied, put, wore] a bow in her hair
  9. tied the [laces, ribbon] into a bow
  10. tie a bow in the ribbon
  11. put a bow on the [gift, present]
  12. a [headband, present package] with a bow on top
  13. a [violin, cello] bow
  14. [compound, composite, cross, long, short] bow
  15. [wooden, fiberglass] bow
  16. [killed, shot] with a bow and arrow
  17. string a bow
  18. [aim, shoot] a bow
  19. add another string to her bow
  20. has many strings to his bow
  21. the [ship's, plane's] bow (was crushed)
n as adj
  1. wears a bow tie
  2. go bow hunting
v
  1. bow to [her, the king, the audience]
  2. bow [and, or] curtsy
  3. bow down before [me, the queen]
  4. bow your head in [prayer, silence, shame]
  5. bowed and [smiled, prayed, withdrew]
  6. bowed [slightly, respectfully, low]
  7. the [pines, branches, trees] bowed low
  8. bowed over [the stove, her work, his desk]
  9. bowed with [grief, woe, age]
  10. bowed under the [pressure, weight, load, threat] (of)
  11. bowed out [in style, through injury, under suspicious circumstances]
  12. bowed out from the [race, campaign, competition, contest]
  13. bowed out of the [race]
  14. is expected to bow out
  15. bow (gracefully) out of the [room, party]
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