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 Bend Bend

noun

  • ( ) curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)  ( bend, curve )
    curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
  • ( ) movement that causes the formation of a curve  ( bend, bending )
    movement that causes the formation of a curve
  • ( ) a circular segment of a curve  ( bend, crook, turn, twist )
    a circular segment of a curve
     a bend in the road
    a bend in the road
     a crook in the path
    a crook in the path
  • diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left  ( bend, bend dexter )
    diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left
  • a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range  ( Bend )
    a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range
  • an angular or rounded shape made by folding  ( bend, crease, crimp, flexure, fold, plication )
    an angular or rounded shape made by folding
     a fold in the napkin
    a fold in the napkin
     a crease in his trousers
    a crease in his trousers
     a plication on her blouse
    a plication on her blouse
     a flexure of the colon
    a flexure of the colon
     a bend of his elbow
    a bend of his elbow
  • verb

  • ( ) form a curve  ( bend, flex )
    form a curve
     The stick does not bend
    The stick does not bend
  • ( ) change direction  ( bend )
    change direction
     The road bends
    The road bends
  • ( ) cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form  ( bend, deform, flex, turn, twist )
    cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
     bend the rod
    bend the rod
     twist the dough into a braid
    twist the dough into a braid
     the strong man could turn an iron bar
    the strong man could turn an iron bar
  • ( ) bend one's back forward from the waist on down  ( bend, bow, crouch, stoop )
    bend one's back forward from the waist on down
     he crouched down
    he crouched down
     She bowed before the Queen
    She bowed before the Queen
     The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse
    The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse
  • ( ) turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest  ( bend, deflect, turn away )
    turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
  • bend a joint  ( bend, flex )
    bend a joint
     flex your wrists
    flex your wrists
     bend your knees
    bend your knees


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