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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bow out
 退出;告退,退休

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 bow out
      v 1: remove oneself from an obligation; "He bowed out when he
           heard how much work was involved" [syn: chicken out, back
           off, pull out, back down]
      2: retire gracefully; "He bowed out when he realized he could
         no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship" [syn: withdraw]