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  Definition of bend
  1. curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
  2. diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left
  3. movement that causes the formation of a curve
  4. a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range
  5. a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
  6. an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "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"
  7. cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
  8. bend a joint; "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees"
  9. change direction; "The road bends"
  10. turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest
  11. form a curve; "The stick does not bend"
  12. bend one''s back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl''s purse"
Similar Words: curve, bend dexter, bending, Bend, crook, turn, fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, flex, deform, twist, deflect, turn away, crouch, stoop, bow

 

See Also: stoop to

 

Hyponyms: blind curve, blind bend, elbow, hairpin bend, deflection, deflexion, refraction, bight, pleat, plait, kink, twist, twirl, pucker, ruck, indent, dent, incurvate, gnarl, crank, convolve, convolute, crook, curve, arch, arc, retroflex, replicate, lean, tilt, tip, slant, angle, crouch, stoop, bow, double over, double, double up, fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovel, curl up, curl, draw in, squinch, huddle

 

Entailments: change posture

 

Part Meronyms: road, route, Oregon, Beaver State, OR

 

Derivational Morphology: curl, curve, kink, wind, swerve, sheer, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut, crook, flex, deform, twist, turn, crimp, pinch, pleat, plicate, fold, fold up, turn up, deformation, contortion, bender, crease, plication, flexure, flection, flexion, curve ball, breaking ball, diversion, deviation, digression, deflection, deflexion, divagation, deflector, bow, bowing, obeisance, stoop, stooper, crouch

 

 
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