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Meaning of BOW OUT

Pronunciation:  bawawt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  retire gracefully; "He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship"
  2. [v]  remove oneself from an obligation; "He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved"
 Synonyms: back down, back off, chicken out, pull out, withdraw
 See Also: resile, retire



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abandon, abscond, beat a retreat, bundle, bundle off, depart, disappear, dismiss, duck out, egress, escape, evacuate, exit, get out, give the air, give the gate, go on furlough, go on leave, go out, hustle out, leave the scene, make an exit, march out, pack off, pass out, quit, remove, retire, retreat, run out, send away, send off, send packing, show the door, show the gate, slip away, slip off, slip out, sneak out, take leave, turn away, turn off, vacate, vanish, walk out, withdraw