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bow down to (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 down to you! The autocratic CEO all but makes his employees bow down to him.
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bow down

 (to someone or something) and bow to someone or something
1. Lit. to bend or curtsy to someone or something. Do you expect me to bow down or something when you enter? He bowed down low to the duchess. She faced forward and bowed to the altar.
2. Fig. to submit to someone or something; to yield sovereignty to someone or something. I will not bow down to you, you dictator! We will never bow to a foreign prince.
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bow down

v.
1. To bend the head or the top part of the body forward as a sign of respect: The loyal subjects stood before the throne and bowed down to the king and queen.
2. To submit to someone's orders without offering resistance: The rebels refused to bow down to a corrupt government.
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Diaz (https://twitter.com/NateDiaz209/status/1033889048970977282) would respond  Sunday night, claiming Buffer was the one bowing down to the UFC and that he would never bow down to anyone, no matter the amount of money involved.
"If he beats my record I would actually bow down to him," Rush told Press Association Sport.
Pakistan has made it clear to the Trump administration that it will not bow down to US conditions.
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Here's the Chicago show setlist to give you an idea No Angel (Intro); Formation; Sorry; Kitty Kat; Bow Down; Run the World; Superpower; Mine; Baby Boy; Hold Up; Countdown; Me, Myself & I; Runnin' (Lose It All); All Night; 6 Inch / I Care / Ghost; Don't Hurt Yourself; Ring the Alarm; Diva; Flawless (Remix); Feeling Myself; Yonce; Drunk in Love; Rocket; Hip Hop Star / Freakum Dress; Daddy Lessons; 1+1; Love on Top; The Beautiful Ones; Purple Rain; Crazy in Love; Naughty Girl; Party; Blow; Die with You / Blue; Freedom; Survivor; End of Time; Halo
Junking the idea that yoga requires bowing down to Hindu deities or the sun, the Yoga guru said, "Yoga doesn't demand that you bow down to anyone.
Addressing guests at the event held in the grounds of London's Royal Hospital Chelsea yesterday, he said: "Physically, I bow down to these guys.
The launcher arm drops away only when you shoot, not when you let your bow down slowly.
In spite of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak threats, Kenya s national carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has said it will not bow down to public demands to stop flying to the West Africa region.
"I do not bow down in front of anyone, but I bow down in front of these children," said AteE- referring to the students participating in the festival.
President vowed, "We will never bow down and no one can make us bow down."
"Let us bow down and remember that every person must have the strength and will to resist when freedom and democracy are at stake, to stand up for the original values, which Bulgaria's Constitution and traditions have long established," Mikov told at the ceremony, BGNES reports.
Some people really believe that they own the roads and everyone should bow down to them.
This is the closest thing we're going to get to a Kidz Bop version of the Beyonce track 'Bow Down:' an Instagram of Blue Ivy Carter sitting in her monogrammed mini-throne.
He said: "I'm really hopeful that all the competitors and all the supporters come out in droves and show some solidarity with the people of Boston, and show we're not going to bow down to terrorists."