Definition of Take a bow

1. Verb. Acknowledge praise or accept credit. "They finally took a bow for what they did"

Generic synonyms: Accept



2. Verb. Acknowledge applause by inclining the head, as of an artist after a performance.
Generic synonyms: Bow

Definition of Take a bow

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To accept applause at the end of a performance in a theatre. Often this includes actually bowing to the audience. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take A Bow

take-away
take-home
take-home pay
take-homes
take-in
take-no-prisoners
take-off
take-or-pay
take-up
take-ups
take a back seat
take a bath
take a bead on
take a bite
take a bow (current term)
take a break
take a breath
take a breather
take a bullet
take a chance
take a chill pill
take a crack at
take a dare
take a dim view of
take a dip
take a dive
take a firm stand

Literary usage of Take a bow

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal by Charles Dickens (1881)
"We will take a bow, and we will wait for wild beasts by the fley. If your poison is not good, and I die, these Kaffirs, who fear not your charms, ..."

2. Traditions of the Skidi Pawnee by George Amos Dorsey (1904)
"This man (Bear-Man) died of old age, after teaching all of his secrets to Scout's father, also teaching him another sleight-of-hand, which was to take a bow ..."

3. Traditions of the Skidi Pawnee by George Amos Dorsey (1904)
"This man (Bear-Man) died of old age, after teaching all of his secrets to Scout's father, also teaching him another sleight-of-hand, which was to take a bow ..."

4. Memoirs of the American Folk-lore Society by American Folklore Society (1904)
"This man (Bear-Man) died of old age, after teaching all of his secrets to Scout's father, also teaching him another sleight-of-hand, which was to take a bow ..."

5. All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal by Charles Dickens (1881)
"We will take a bow, and we will wait for wild beasts by the fley. If your poison is not good, and I die, these Kaffirs, who fear not your charms, ..."

6. Traditions of the Skidi Pawnee by George Amos Dorsey (1904)
"This man (Bear-Man) died of old age, after teaching all of his secrets to Scout's father, also teaching him another sleight-of-hand, which was to take a bow ..."

7. Traditions of the Skidi Pawnee by George Amos Dorsey (1904)
"This man (Bear-Man) died of old age, after teaching all of his secrets to Scout's father, also teaching him another sleight-of-hand, which was to take a bow ..."

8. Memoirs of the American Folk-lore Society by American Folklore Society (1904)
"This man (Bear-Man) died of old age, after teaching all of his secrets to Scout's father, also teaching him another sleight-of-hand, which was to take a bow ..."

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