bow out - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theybow out
he/she/itbows out
present participlebowing out
past tensebowed out
past participlebowed out
  1. to give up a job or position, especially when you have had it for a long time
    bow out of:

    She has no plans to bow out of politics just yet.

See also main entry: bow