Synonyms of 'bow out'
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give upDictionary, retire, withdrawHe bowed out gracefully when his successor was appointed.
After a few attempts he gave up.
He was wounded, but did not retire from the field.
Troops withdrew from the country last March.
I think we should get out while we still can.
He has resigned after only ten weeks in office.
I was trying to quit smoking at the time.
step down (informal)
I've already promised I'll go - I can't back out now.
throw in the towel
cop out (slang)
throw in the sponge
call it a day or night
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take off (informal)
clear out (informal)
hook it (slang)
do a bunk (British, slang)
bog off (British, slang)
sling your hook (British, slang)
rack off (Australian, New Zealand, slang)
do a Skase (Australian, informal)
Thesaurus for bow out from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you bow out of something, you stop taking part in it.