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Verb: bow down  baw dawn
  1. Get into a prostrate position, as in submission
    - prostrate
     
  2. Bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head
    "He bowed down before the King";
    - bow[2]

Derived forms: bows down, bowed down, bowing down

See also: bow[2]

Type of: gesticulate, gesture, lie, lie down, motion