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Bow out   /baʊ aʊt/   Listen
Bow out

verb
1.
Remove oneself from an obligation.  Synonyms: back down, back off, chicken out, pull out.
2.
Retire gracefully.  Synonym: withdraw.






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"Bow out" Quotes from Famous Books



... gloomily: "Maybe it's man's destiny to build live machines and then bow out of the cosmic picture. Except the ticklers need us, dammit, ...
— The Creature from Cleveland Depths • Fritz Reuter Leiber



Words linked to "Bow out" :   get out, resile, withdraw, back off, back down, retire



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