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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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References in classic literature ?
If I put an end to your enemy, will you bow down to me and obey me as King of the Forest?
We live in freedom, but you bow down to and slave for men, who in return for your services flog you with whips and put collars on your necks.
Michael,' he says, 'come here and bow down to his feet; and you, young woman, you bow down too; and you, grandchildren, also bow down before him
I have never bowed down to anyone, nor will I let my country's people bow down to anyone,' Imran added.
Pyongyang issued a statement today that said, "North Korea vows never to bow down to the (US) pressure".
Pakistan has made it clear to the Trump administration that it will not bow down to US conditions.
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the government would not bow down to Sison's demand and warned that the NPA would be committing 'kidnapping' if it arrested government peace negotiators.
Talking to the media here Sunday, Shahi Syed said from the platform of APC, a message should be conveyed to the US that Pakistan would not bow down to any threats.
tell us to do, know us North-Joan We wear our poppies with pride and respect for those who gave us our freedom and if FIFA think we will bow down to what they tell us to do, they don't know us here in the Northeast.
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.
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.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday reiterated that the government will not bow down to any pressure and is not prepared to reverse the ongoing efforts to build the country under any circumstances.
However, he said, the concerned government departments have refused to bow down to the unjust demands.
Some people really believe that they own the roads and everyone should bow down to them.