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bow vb.: to cause to bend, make crooked Shr. II. i. 151 “bow'd her hand to teach her fingering,” H8 II. iii. 36 “a three-pence bow'd,” Per. IV. ii. 94 “you are a young foolish sapling, and must be bowed” ; fig. H5 I. ii. 14 “wrest, or bow your reading,” Cor. V. v. [vi.] 25 “He bow'd his nature.”
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