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bend

bend

 
pronunciation:
bend
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
bend over backward, around the bend, bend over backwards
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part of speech: verb
inflections: bends, bending, bent
definition 1: to cause to take on a curved or angled form, or a different form.
He bent the nail by mistake.
synonyms:
crook, curve, warp
antonyms:
straighten
similar words:
arch, bow, double, flex, fold, hook, twist
definition 2: to take on a curved or angled form.
The fishing rod bent under the weight of the fish.The arm bends at the elbow.
 
synonyms:
buckle, crook, curve, double, warp, wind
antonyms:
straighten
similar words:
angle, arch, bow, flex, hook, lean, sag, twist
definition 3: to lean one's upper body from the waist (often followed by "over", "forward", or "back").
I bent over to pick up the litter.
 
synonyms:
bow, lean
similar words:
bob, crouch, double, hunch, stoop
definition 4: to change direction in a curving way.
The road bends sharply just in front of my house.
synonyms:
curve, swerve, veer
similar words:
deflect, loop, twist, zigzag
phrase: bend over backward
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a curved thing, part, or area; curve.
The car crashed just before the bend in the road.
 
synonyms:
arc, crook, curve, turn
similar words:
arch, hook
phrase: around the bend
phrase: bend over backwards
derivation: bendable (adj.)
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