Bend - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.) (syn: curve)
- an angular or rounded shape made by folding (syn: crease, crimp, flexure, fold, plication)
- diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left
- turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest (syn: deflect, turn away)
- bend a joint (syn: flex)
He bent the bow and shot an arrow from it.
His glasses got bent when he dropped them.
The trees were bending in the wind.
The branch will bend before it breaks.
She bent down to pick up a piece of paper and then she straightened up again.
He bent back to look up at the ceiling.
Don't bend the corners of the pages in, it damages them.
As Jim bent over to pick up the pen, he felt a sharp pain in his back.
The top of the box bends back to show the goods.
Before it reaches the church, the road bends to the left.
Grandfather was a very powerful man, and used to bend us to his wishes.
I'd advise you to bend before the old lady's wishes.
The local council was forced to bend to public pressure.
I will bend my efforts to better assure coordination among the sections.
Bend a sail to its yard.
present participle: bending
past tense: bent
past participle: bent
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