bowing bowing  /ˈboʊ ɪŋ/


  1. (n) bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
  2. (n) managing the bow in playing a stringed instrument
  3. (adj) showing an excessively deferential manner



  1. When he delivered a telegram, the boy took one look at the apparition bowing low before him, shoved the message into the monkey's paw and fled.
  2. Not because he is finally bowing to international opposition to the hunting of dolphins, which scientists rank among the most intelligent animals.
  3. But Taiji fishermen aren't the only ones bowing to international pressure.


  1. Five Artists Who Still Say No to Streaming

    With Pink Floyd bowing before the beast this week and allowing Spotify to stream its music, one of the biggest digital-music holdouts has finally relented. The prog-psych colossus follows Bob Dylan, whose music was pulled from Spotify in 2009 before reappearing in January 2012, and Metallica, a longtime holdout which made its music available on Spotify last December...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Spin

  2. Microsoft Buckles, Sets XBox One Free

    Microsoft has announced a major policy change on the Xbox One, bowing to consumer sentiment.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CNBC

  3. Dish drops Sprint bid, to fight instead for Clearwire

    Dish Network is bowing out of its bid to acquire Sprint and looking instead at broadband provider Clearwire Corp., ending what tech analyst Jeff Kagan called a "crazy" whirl of "watching a group of teenagers falling in and out of love with each other." Dish released a statement Tuesday saying ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

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  1. "We had a situation where the national broadcaster had to grovel _" said Liz McManus, communications spokeswoman for the Labour Party, before O'Donoghue cut her off. "The public interest will not be served by a national broadcaster bowing to...
    on Mar 26, 2009 By: Liz McManus Source: FOXNews

  2. "I would blame the Pakistan Cricket Board for bowing down in Hair's case and no player will now stand against injustices at international level," Inzamam added. "Hair was at fault but he is reinstated like a hero."
    on Mar 19, 2008 By: Inzamam ul-Haq Source: CNN International

  3. Asked on Thursday if Obama had provided sufficient leadership on so divisive an issue, Conyers responded tartly: "Of course not ...... bowing down to every nutty right-wing proposal about healthcare ...... is doing a disservice to the Barack Obama...
    on Nov 21, 2009 By: John Conyers Source: Times Online

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