bow to something


bow to something
bow to (something) to accept something without really wanting to.

The government says it will not bow to pressure to allow untested drugs to be used.


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  • bow to something — ˈbow to sth derived to agree unwillingly to do sth because other people want you to • They finally bowed to pressure from the public. • She bowed to the inevitable (= accepted a situation in which she had no choice) and resigned …   Useful english dictionary

  • bow to — (something) to accept something without really wanting to. The government says it will not bow to pressure to allow untested drugs to be used …   New idioms dictionary

  • bow — bow1 [ bau ] verb * 1. ) intransitive to bend your body forward from the waist, especially to show respect for someone: Paul rose from his chair, bowed, and left the room. bow to: Do people still have to bow to the Queen? 2. ) intransitive or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bow to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms bow to : present tense I/you/we/they bow to he/she/it bows to present participle bowing to past tense bowed to past participle bowed to bow to something/someone to agree to do what someone wants you to do,… …   English dictionary

  • bow down to — ˌbow ˈdown to [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they bow down to he/she/it bows down to present participle bowing down to past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • Something to Remember — Kompilationsalbum von Madonna Veröffentlichungen 7. November 1995 Labels Sire / Warner Brother …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bow down to something — bow down (to (someone/something)) to obey someone or something. The old man expects me to bow down to him, but I won t do it. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of bow down (= to show obedience or respect by bending the head down or the body …   New idioms dictionary

  • Something to Remember — Álbum recopilatorio de Madonna Publicación 7 de noviembre de 1995 …   Wikipedia Español

  • bow out of something — bow out (of (something)) to not to do something you said you would do. An accident forced Billy to bow out of the show just before the first performance …   New idioms dictionary

  • Bow Wow Wow — Bow Wow Wow, Западный Берлин, 1982 …   Википедия


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