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Synonyms for bow


bow down to someone


bow to something or someone


  • give in to
  • accept
  • comply with
  • succumb to
  • submit to
  • surrender to
  • yield to
  • defer to
  • concede to
  • acquiesce to
  • kowtow to


Synonyms for bow

to incline the body

to give in from or as if from a gradual loss of strength

to conform to the will or judgment of another, especially out of respect or courtesy

an inclination of the head or body, as in greeting, consent, courtesy, submission, or worship

something bent

to swerve from a straight line

Synonyms for bow

a knot with two loops and loose ends


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a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands

front part of a vessel or aircraft

a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow

something curved in shape


bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting

an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience


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a decorative interlacing of ribbons

a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments

bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head

yield to another's wish or opinion

bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting

bend one's back forward from the waist on down

play on a string instrument with a bow

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Moreover, silent screen siren Clara Bow wasn't called the "It" girl because of her refined manners.
Red lipsticks were first marketed in the 20s, just after American women were granted the vote, and were dabbed on to the centre of the lips to create the "bee-stung" effect made famous by movie star Clara Bow.
The fabulous it-girl Clara Bow was the female lead but no award for Clara, instead the silent screen's wistful waif Janet Gaynor won Best Actress Oscar for three films - Seventh Heaven, Street Angel and Sunrise, all now forgotten.
Al Capone, Zane Gray, Lou Gehrig, Al Jolson, Clara Bow, Gutzon Borglum, and so many others.
But Don is a silent movie star of the 1920s and the plot centres on Hollywood's painful transition to the "Talkies", which left behind real-life legends like Clara Bow and John Gilbert.
However, he is out of a highly accomplished mare in Clara Bow, also the dam of Group 2 winner Turtle Bow and the high-class stayer Age Of Aquarius, and from the successful Aga Khan family of Kartajana.
The film starred Charles Rogers, Clara Bow and Richard Arlen and depicted the lives of WWI fighter pilots.
The lure of glamour glides on through eddies of show girls and actresses: Clara Bow and La Dame aux camelias, Elinor Glyn and Diana Vreeland, Elizabeth Taylor and Jackie O, Miss World and Madonna, Grace Kelly and Paris Hilton; its habitat the capitals of the world, the Riviera, Dallas, Miami .
This brisk, delightful ex-Tashkent ballerina with Clara Bow spit-curls gives a clean, nuts-and-bolts Russian class.
I'm a humungous fan of silent movies and my favourite actress is Clara Bow,' she explains.
It doesn't get much quieter than the Silent Movie Theatre, which is double-billing Clara Bow and Buster Keaton.
Unlikely subject matter for a member of the Society of Wood Engravers, Norma, Tallulah Bankhead, Clara Bow, Greta Garbo, Lillian Gish, Jean Harlow, Rita Hayworth, Greta Garbo, the Ziegfield Follies, the Keystone Cops and Montgomery Clift were all immortalised by Martin with skill and verve.
Louise Brooks had the most famous bob of all DISTINCTIVE Z Jean Shrimpton in 1963, right, Keira Knightley today and Clara Bow, the original "it girl", was known for her bob with pageboy fringe and slicked-down sides.
Director Alex Monty Canawati said that actress Jennifer Tilly, playing the "IT Girl" Clara Bow, was the first to sense what might be called a different kind of "it.