Roleset id: bow.01 , bend at waist (or neck), possibly in deference, Source: , vncls: , framnet: bow.01: BOW-V NOTES: The metaphorical usage could be referred to as "defer to". Corresponds to VN classes acquiesce-95, curtsey-40.3.3. (from bow.01-v) BOW-N NOTES: Roleset based on instances in BOLT P01. Comparison to verb entry bow.01, which maps to VN classes 40.3.3 and 95; no relevant FN entry. (from bow.01-n)
Arg0-PAG: bower (vnrole: 40.3.3-agent, 95-agent)
Arg1-GOL: bowed to (vnrole: 40.3.3-recipient, 95-co-agent)
Arg2-PPT: body part bowed
Example: bow-v: made up
John bowed to the King of Spain.
Arg1: to the King of Spain
Example: bow-v: metaphorical
John bowed to the superior experience of his mother.
Arg1: to the superior experience of his mother
Then he bowed his head and died .
Arg2: his head
Example: bow-n: All arguments
person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns
First, Obama's a tall man...of course his bow to a relatively very short man is bound to be somewhat awkward.
Arg1: to a relatively very short man
Roleset id: bow.02 , bend, bending as a spatial configuration, Source: , vncls: , framnet: bow.02: BOW-V NOTES: This seems to the same roleset, and is closely related, but the word is pronounced differently--[boh] rather than [bau]. (from bow.02-v) BOW-N NOTES: Roleset based on verb entry bow.02, which maps to VN classes 47.3, 47.6, 50. (from bow.02-n)
Arg1-PPT: thing bending (vnrole: 47.6-theme, 47.3-theme, 50-agent)
I saw a steel beam bow six feet from where I was sitting.
Arg1: a steel beam
Argm-loc: six feet from where I was sitting
Roleset id: bow.03 , fail, Source: , vncls: , framnet: bow.03: BOW-V NOTES: This sentence makes no sense to me. No corresponding VN class. (from bow.03-v)
Arg1-PPT: thing failing
Eighteen months ago a disposable seven-day model bowed.
Argm-tmp: Eighteen months ago
Arg1: a disposable seven-day model
Roleset id: bow_down.04 , bend at waist, more emphatically, Source: , vncls: , framnet: bow_down.04: BOW_DOWN-V NOTES: No corresponding VN class for verb particle construction. (from bow.04-v)
Arg1-GOL: bowed to
The Bible forbids [us]-1 *trace*-1 to bow down to graven images.
Rel: bow down
Arg1: to graven images
Roleset id: bow_out.06 , exit, leave, Source: , vncls: , framnet: bow_out.06: BOW_OUT-V NOTES: Corresponds to VN class Withdraw-82-1. (from bow.06-v)
Arg0-PAG: entity leaving (vnrole: 82-1-agent)
Arg1-DIR: place left (vnrole: 82-1-source)
Example: not a physical place left
New England Electric bowed out of the bidding for Public Service of New Hampshire.
Arg0: New England Electric
Rel: bowed out
Arg1: of the bidding for Public Service of New Hampshire.