bow before (someone)

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bow before (someone)

To obey, pledge allegiance, or submit one's will to someone, especially in a reverential or servile manner. My allegiance is to my own country; I'll never bow before you! The autocratic CEO all but makes his employees bow before him.
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bow before someone or something

 
1. Lit. to bend or curtsy in respect to someone or something. I will not bow before any king or queen. Henry insisted that I bow before him.
2. Fig. to submit to someone or something; to surrender to someone or something. Our country will never bow before a dictator's demands. We will not bow before such a corrupt politician.
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America's slaves are afraid that US would freeze their money therefore they bow before US officials but I assure you, I have no money and property abroad, I can drag the country out of America's slavery," Khan said.
ISLAMABAD, March 03, 2012 (Balochistan Times): Central leader of Pakistan Defence Council (PDC) and Amir of Ansarul Umma Maulana Fazlur Rehman Khalil Friday urged the government not to bow before US pressure on Pakistan-Iran gas project and Balochistan.
I am confident that the infidels will be defeated and bow before us,'' he said.
We will not bow before US pressure", she said while briefing Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs.
We will not bow before US pressure, she said while briefing Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs.