bow
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bow(
bau
,
bo
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (salutation)
a. inclinarse
All the knights bowed before their King.Todos los caballeros se inclinaron ante su rey.
b. hacer una reverencia
To invite a lady to dance, the man bows before her.Para invitar a una dama a bailar, el caballero le hace una reverencia.
2. (to bend)
a. doblarse
The branches bowed in the strong winds.Las ramas se doblaron por los fuertes vientos.
b. arquearse
The roof bowed under the weight of the snow.El techo se arqueó bajo el peso de la nieve.
3. (to yield)
a. ceder
The president finally bowed to pressure from Congress on the tax issue.El presidente finalmente cedió a la presión del Congreso en el asunto de los impuestos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to lower)
a. inclinar
The subjects bowed their heads as the king passed by.Los súbditos inclinaron la cabeza al paso del rey.
5. (to bend)
a. doblar
A strong wind was bowing the trees.Un viento fuerte doblaba los árboles.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (knot)
a. el lazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My sister wore a beautiful bow on her ponytail.Mi hermana llevaba un precioso lazo en la coleta.
7. (weapon)
a. el arco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He put an arrow on his bow, aimed at the target, and missed the shot.Puso una flecha en el arco, apuntó a la diana y falló el tiro.
8. (salutation)
a. la reverencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The men all gave a slight bow when they were presented to the Queen.Los hombres todos hicieron una pequeña reverencia cuando se les presentó a la Reina.
9. (music)
a. el arco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I love that violinist's style with the bow.Me encanta el estilo de ese violinista con el arco.
10. (nautical)
a. la proa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The anchor dropped from the bow of the ship.El ancla cayó desde la proa del barco.
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bow
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (with head)
a. la reverencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to take a bowsalir a saludar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a.
to bow one's headinclinar la cabeza
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (as greeting, sign of respect)
a. inclinar la cabeza
to bow downinclinarse
4. (fig)
a.
to bow down before somebodyinclinarse ante alguien
5. (yield)
a.
to bow to something/somebodyrendirse ante algo/alguien
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bow [baʊ]
noun
(greeting) reverencia (f)
to make a bow inclinarse;to delante de; hacer una reverencia;to a; to make one's bow presentarse; debutar; to take a bow salir a agradecer los aplausos; salir a saludar
transitive verb
1 (lower) [+head] inclinar; bajar
2 (bend) [+back] encorvar; doblar; [+branches] inclinar; doblar
3
to bow one's thanks inclinarse en señal de agradecimiento
intransitive verb
1 (in greeting) inclinarse;to delante de; hacer una reverencia;to a
to bow and scrape mostrarse demasiado solícito
2 (bend) [+branch etc] arquearse; doblarse
The branches bowed under the weight of all the snow
to bow beneath estar agobiado por
3 (yield) inclinarse or ceder;to ante
to bow to the inevitable resignarse a lo inevitable
bow [bəʊ]
noun
1 (weapon) also (Mús) arco (m)
bow and arrow arco (m) y flechas
2 (knot) lazo (m)
to tie a bow hacer un lazo
modifier
bow legs (n) piernas (f) arqueadas
bow tie (n) pajarita (f)
bow window (n) mirador (m); ventana (f) salediza
bow [baʊ]
noun
(Náut) (also bows) proa (f)
on the port/starboard bow a babor/estribor
a shot across the bows un cañonazo de advertencia
modifier
bow doors (n) portón (m) de proa
bow wave (n) ola causada por un barco al desplazarse por el agua
Visibility was nil and he didn't want suddenly to be staring down the bow wave of a tanker doing twenty knots as it ploughed north for the Denmark Straits The giant reptile plunged into the water and came speeding straight at us, its great head causing a bow wave
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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bow tie
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bow and arrow
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bow down
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