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bow out

To resign from a competition or election. The candidate bowed out after news of his scandal went public. I'm afraid I must bow out, gentlemen. Please continue the game without me.
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bow out (of something)

Fig. to retire or resign as something. It's time to bow out as mayor. I think I will bow out and leave this job to someone else.
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bow out (of something)

Fig. to retire or resign as something. It's time to bow out as mayor. I think I will bow out and leave this job to someone else.
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bow out (of something)

to not to do something you said you would do An accident forced Billy to bow out of the show just before the first performance.
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bow out

Depart, withdraw, resign, as in After five years as chairman, I felt it was time I bowed out, or We'll have to beat them; they'll never bow out. [First half of 1900s]
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bow out

v.
To stop taking part in an activity or give up a position: Because of my illness, I had to bow out of my role as president. The singer bowed out of the talent show at the last minute.
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