bow down

bow down
1) PHRASAL VERB: oft with brd-neg If you refuse to bow down to another person, you refuse to show them respect or to behave in a way which you think would make you seem weaker or less important than them.

[V P to n] We should not have to bow down to anyone.

Syn:
2) See also bow 4)

English dictionary. 2008.

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