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Noun
A curve in a road, river, path, or racing circuit
“They rounded a bend in the path and could now see a river up ahead.”
Noun
The act of positioning or an instance of being positioned at an angle
“… did knee bends for exercise.”
Verb
To turn away from a straight line or course
“A New Caledonian crow in captivity learned how to bend a piece of straight wire into a hook to probe for food.”
Verb
Force or be forced to submit
“And by tradition, the chief may often be compelled to bend to such wishes.”
Verb
Change direction
“They are ready to bend their skills and energy to every table, every serving; you will be waited on as you have never been waited on before.”
Verb
To cause to turn away from a straight line
“I have to turn the steering wheel fast as we are moving so quickly I cant make out how the road will bend next.”
Verb
To change so much as to create a wrong impression or alter the meaning of
“… attorneys bending the facts to put their client in the most favorable light.”
Verb
To submit
“Congress has to bend to his will.”
Verb
To physically contort
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To apply to a task or purpose
Verb
“… bend a leash to the dog's collar.”
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