Definition of bend Pronunciation
1. To cause (something) to change its shape into a curve, by physical force, chemical action, or any other means.
If you bend the pipe too far, it will break.
Don’t bend your knees.
2. To become curved.
Look at the trees bending in the wind.
3. To cause to change direction.
4. To change direction.
The road bends to the right
5. To be inclined; to direct itself.
6. To stoop.
He bent down to pick up the pieces.
7. To bow in prayer, or in token of submission.
8. To force to submit.
They bent me to their will.
9. To submit.
I am bending to my desire to eat junk food.
10. To apply to a task or purpose.
He bent the company's resources to gaining market share.
11. To apply oneself to a task or purpose.
He bent to the goal of gaining market share.
12. To adapt or interpret to for a purpose or beneficiary.
13. To tie, as in securing a line to a cleat; to shackle a chain to an anchor; make fast.
Bend the sail to the yard.
14. To smoothly change the pitch of a note.
You should bend the G slightly sharp in the next measure.
15. To swing the body when rowing.
16. A curve.
There's a sharp bend in the road ahead.
17. Any of the various knots which join the ends of two lines.
18. A severe condition caused by excessively quick decompression, causing bubbles of nitrogen to form in the blood; decompression sickness.
A diver who stays deep for too long must ascend very slowly in order to prevent the bends.
19. One of the honourable ordinaries formed by two diagonal lines drawn from the dexter chief to the sinister base; it generally occupies a fifth part of the shield if uncharged, but if charged one third.
20. Turn; purpose; inclination; ends.
21. In the leather trade, the best quality of sole leather; a butt.
22. Hard, indurated clay; bind.
23. The thickest and strongest planks in a ship's sides, more generally called wales, which have the beams, knees, and futtocks bolted to them.
24. The frames or ribs that form the ship's body from the keel to the top of the sides.
The midship bends
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English - English - bend Pronunciation
n. curve, kink; knot, mat
v. make curved; lean down; tilt; surrender; invert, turn over
English - Spanish - bend Pronunciation
s. curva, viraje, vuelta; comba, ángulo, arco, codo, doblez, recodo; propensidad, predisposición, propensión
v. doblar, flexionar, plegar; doblarse; pandearse, ceder, combarse, fondearse; deflexionar, difractar, refractar; doblegar; torcer, cambar, curvar, curvear; hacer un giro, corvar
English - French - bend Pronunciation
n. noeud; bande; barre; inclination, courbe, courbure, coude, angle; tournant, virage, boucle; saignée (Anatomie)
v. courber; plier; ployer, fléchir; baisser, arquer, cambrer; dévirer; réfracter; infléchir; enverguer (voile); abouter (cordages); se courber; se pencher
English - German - bend Pronunciation
n. Verbiegung, Biegung, Beuge
v. verbiegen, biegen; beugen; zwingen
English - Italian - bend Pronunciation
s. curva, svolta, piegatura; piegamento, flessione; (Mar) nodo
v. curvare, piegare; storcere; sottomettere, domare; volgere, dirigere; rivolgere, applicare; (Mar) intugliare; inferire; tendere
English - Portuguese - bend Pronunciation
s. curva; nó; cotovelo
v. curvar; entortar; franzir; dirigir; desistir
English - Russian - bend Pronunciation
с. сгиб, изгиб, изгиб дороги; излучина, излучина реки, извилина, колено, выгиб; узел; отвод; шпангоуты
г. гнуть, изгибаться, согнуть, сгибать, изгибать, изогнуть, искривить, кривить; гнуться, сгибаться; наклонять, наклоняться, преклонять, клонить, нагибаться, перегибаться, нагнуть; подгибать, загнуть, погнуть
поворачивать, направлять; покорять; покоряться; привязывать, вязать; напрягать, напрягаться
English - Turkish - bend Pronunciation
f. eğmek, kıvırmak, bükmek, esnetmek; işe geldiği gibi değiştirmek, oynama yapmak, yönelmek; eğilmek, bükülmek, boyun eğmek, çökmek (diz), kıvrılmak; katlamak, bağlamak (yelken)
i. bükme; kıvırma, kıvrım, dönemeç; viraj; dirsek
German - English - bend Pronunciation
v. make curved; lean down; tilt; surrender; invert, turn over
English - Dutch - bend Pronunciation
zn. bocht; kromming; knoop
ww. buigen; aanleunen; krommen; zich laten overtuigen; verdraaien
English - Greek - bend Pronunciation
ουσ. κάμπη, κλίση, στροφή, κύρτωση, δέσιμο, κόμπος
ρήμ. κάμπτω, τρέπω
English - Chinese - bend Pronunciation
(名) 弯, 曲; 转弯处#俯; 弯腰, 行礼
(动) 使弯曲, 使屈服; 弯曲, 屈服
English - Chinese - bend Pronunciation
(名) 彎, 曲; 轉彎處#俯; 彎腰, 行禮
(動) 使彎曲, 使屈服; 彎曲, 屈服
English - Japanese - bend Pronunciation
(動) 曲げる; 折り曲げる; かがむ; 服従させる
(名) 曲がり; 曲がった所; 体をかがめること; ロープの結び目
English - Korean - bend Pronunciation
명. 굽음, 만곡; 밧줄의 매듭
동. 구부리다; 의지를 굽히다, 굽히다; 방향을 돌리다; 기울다

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Dictionary Extension
Synonyms for bend
1. twist: warp, bow, crook, curve, deflect
2. curve: twist, angle, turn, wind, bow, crook, curvature
3. influence: manipulate, persuade, direct, compel, coerce, mould
4. acquiesce: agree, bow, give way, succumb, stoop, submit, yield
5. deviate: sway, lean, droop, incline, swerve, buckle, diverge
Verb forms for bend
Present participle: bending
Present: bend (3.person: bends)
Past: bent
Future: will bend
Present conditional: would bend
Present Perfect: have bent (3.person: has bent)
Past Perfect: had bent
Future Perfect: will have bent
Past conditional: would have bent