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A curve in a road, river, path, or racing circuit
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“They rounded a bend in the path and could now see a river up ahead.”
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The act of setting, or of being set, at an angle
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A fold or crease, especially of skin or other tissue
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A contortion or deformation, or the act of causing one
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A downward or declining slope or surface
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A boat's course relative to the direction of the wind
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An act or instance of drooping; a limp or weary attitude
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The outside limit of an object, area, or surface
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A slight change in position, direction, or tendency
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An object or feature of a landscape or town that is easily seen and recognized from a distance, especially one that enables someone to establish their location
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A point at which parts of an artificial structure are joined
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To deviate from a course or straight line
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“A New Caledonian crow in captivity learned how to bend a piece of straight wire into a hook to probe for food.”
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Force or be forced to submit
“And by tradition, the chief may often be compelled to bend to such wishes.”
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To direct (one's attention or energies) to a task
“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.”
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To deviate, or cause to deviate, from a straight line
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“I have to turn the steering wheel fast as we are moving so quickly I cant make out how the road will bend next.”
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To alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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To submit
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“Congress has to bend to his will.”
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To physically contort
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To apply to a task or purpose
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To join, fasten, or connect
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To fold something over
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Be in or move into a sloping position
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Bend or hang downwards limply
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To crouch or fall down in fear or subservience
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Do something in such a way as to emphasize that one clearly regards it as below one's dignity or level of importance
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To move suddenly, usually to avoid a collision
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To move from one place to another
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Leap or spring while supporting or propelling oneself with one or both hands or with the help of a pole
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To diffuse, radiate or give off
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To rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly
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To put forth the needed effort
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To curl, make curly, shape into curls
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To fit by alteration
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(apply oneself) To work hard or commit to an objective
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Make or become less severe
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To spoil or be the one bad feature of
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Arrange in a particular position
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To twist forcefully
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Make twisting, squirming movements or contortions of the body
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Influence to believe something
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Lower and raise one's head slightly and briefly, especially in greeting, assent, or understanding, or to give someone a signal
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To move or proceed forward by force
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Crowd together; nestle closely
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