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1. bend [ v ] form a curve
Examples: "The stick does not bent" "Bend your knees"

Used in print:

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

When the front knee is straight and locked , allow it to bend again until you feel the bar come lightly into contact with the sides of the Power_Stands .

(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)

As strength improves start in a standing position with legs wide apart and upper body bent forward .

At the peak of the arch , tip the head back and bend the knees in an effort to touch toes to head .

(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)

Watson bent awkwardly and lifted the man to his feet .

(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

When he was bent over behind the wheel of the station_wagon , feeling in his trouser_cuffs for the ignition_key which he had dropped a moment before , she came_out of the house with an enormous Rumanian shawl over her head , which she had bought in that country during one of their trips abroad , and handed him a clean handkerchief through the window .

Synonyms bend flex Related Terms straighten change_shape lean crouch arch curl_up fawn double_over incurvate retroflex crook fold flexion

2. bend [ v ] change direction
Examples: "The road bends"

Used in print:

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

Scotty murmured , `` No , thanks '' , so softly his father had_to bend his gaunt height across the table and turn a round brown ear to him .

Rachel had to bend toward Scotty and ask him to repeat .

The doctor had to bend close to hear ; his delicate hand , as veined as a moth 's wing , rested absently on Scotty 's chest .

Rachel came close to the bed , bent as if she would kiss him , then moved away .

(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)

She made him sad some days , and he was never sure why ; it was something to do with her back , the thinness of_it , and the quick , jerky way she bent .

Synonyms bend Related Terms turn curve

3. bend [ v ] cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
Examples: "bend the rod" "twist the dough into a braid" "the strong man could turn an iron bar"

Used in print:

(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)

His eye had fastened on her leg ; bending , he touched her knee .

Synonyms bend twist flex turn deform Related Terms unbend change_shape indent gnarl convolve crank incurvate fold deformation

4. bend [ v ] bend one's back forward from the waist on down
Examples: "he crouched down" "She bowed before the Queen" "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse"

Used in print:

(Alex Gordon, The Cipher....)

He paused on the landing to steady his breathing and_then bent to examine the single door by the light of the weak bulb overhead .

(Ralph J. Salisbury, "On the Old Santa Fe Trail...)

The way his red rubber lips were stretched across his pearly little teeth I though he was only having a little joke , but , no , he wanted me to bend down from the roar of wind so he could roar something into my ear .

Synonyms crouch stoop bend bow Related Terms huddle squinch stoop_to crouch stooper change_posture

5. bend [ n ] movement that causes the formation of a curve

Used in print:

(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)

He sat for_a_while with his hands on his knees , watching the bend of her back as she gathered_up her things - a comb , a bottle of aspirin - to take upstairs and pack .

Synonyms bend bending Related Terms movement deflection

6. bend [ n ] a circular segment of a curve
Examples: : "a bend in the road" "a crook in the path"

Used in print:

(T. C. McClary, "The Flooded Desert," Argosy,...)

They watched the tree until it twisted sharply on a bend .

Synonyms turn crook bend Related Terms curve bight crook

7. bend [ n ] curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)

Used in print:

(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)

The first part of the road was steep , but it leveled_off after the second bend and curled gradually into the valley .

Synonyms bend curve Related Terms section elbow blind_bend hairpin_bend road swerve wind

8. bend [ v ] turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest

Used in print:

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

But it is the wooden sculpture from Bali , the one representing two men with their heads bent backward and their bodies interlaced by a fish , that I particularly call to your attention .

Synonyms turn_away bend deflect Related Terms turn diversion

9. bend [ n ] an angular or rounded shape made by folding
Examples: "a fold in the napkin" "a crease in his trousers" "a plication on her blouse" "a flexure of the colon" "a bend of his elbow"

Synonyms fold flexure plication crimp bend crease Related Terms angular_shape pucker pleat kink fold pleat

10. bend [ n ] diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left

Synonyms bend_dexter bend Related Terms ordinary

11. bend [ n ] a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range

Synonyms bend Related Terms town Oregon

12. bend [ v ] bend a joint
Examples: "flex your wrists" "bend your knees"

Synonyms flex bend Related Terms move flection

13. bend [ n ] the act of bending something

Synonyms bending flex flexion flection inflection bend Related Terms change_of_shape crouch flexion incurvation hunch

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