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bow tie

  
  ( bow ties    plural  ) , bow-tie   A bow tie is a tie in the form of a bow. Bow ties are worn by men, especially for formal occasions.      n-count  
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bow

  
[1]  
      vb  
1    bend, bob, droop, genuflect, incline, make obeisance, nod, stoop  
2    accept, acquiesce, comply, concede, defer, give in, kowtow, relent, submit, succumb, surrender, yield  
3    cast down, conquer, crush, depress, overpower, subdue, subjugate, vanquish, weigh down  
      n  
4    bending, bob, genuflexion, inclination, kowtow, nod, obeisance, salaam  

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bow-tie, bow, bow, bow

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