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What is the opposite of bow?

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Noun
Opposite of an act of bending the head or upper body as a sign of respect or greeting
“The King beckoned Geralt to a rise after he had bent the knee to the royal.”
Noun
Opposite of a curve, or something which is curved or curving
“Just before this, and at the start of a straight in the road, there is space to park a vehicle or two by a forest gate.”
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Opposite of the front end of a ship
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Opposite of a gesture or utterance made as a greeting or acknowledgement of another's arrival or departure
Noun
Opposite of a gesture expressing deferential respect, such as a bow or curtsy
Noun
Opposite of the beginning or start of something
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Opposite of an up-and-down movement, single or repeated
“It was impossible to tell what Pevisa meant to convey by a sniff and one brief shake of his head.”
Verb
Opposite of to bend the head or upper part of the body as a sign of respect, greeting, or shame
“The Queen would command her knights to rise and take their seats at the round table.”
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Opposite of to bend or distort in shape due to physical pressure
“People within marginalized groups are more likely to be living in substandard housing, which is less able to withstand the impact of a disaster.”
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Opposite of to arc, curve, or deviate from a course or straight line
“Colton would continue straight into the rushing water, where the rapids could pull it into the current.”
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Opposite of to submit to pressure or demands
“The Sons of the Harpy is a resistance group of Ghiscari noblemen from the city of Meereen, who defy the reign of Queen Daenerys Targaryen.”
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Opposite of to adopt a position where the knees are bent and the upper body is brought forward and down
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Opposite of to deviate, or cause to deviate, from a straight line
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Opposite of to submit to or acknowledge the merit of
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Opposite of to give up one's resistance against an enemy or opponent
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Opposite of to fall on one's knees, especially in submission
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Opposite of to acknowledge the presence of with a greeting
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Opposite of to set up, establish or initiate (something)
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Opposite of to make or become bent or twisted out of shape
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Opposite of to experience or live through something
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(based on instrument used) Opposite of to produce music
“I may casually listen to heavy metal though I'm not an ardent fan of this genre.”
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Opposite of to turn or bend away from a straight line or course
“The path will wind around the mountain pass and then straighten near the end.”
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