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Adjective
Turning
Noun
Verb
Present participle for 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
Present participle for force or be forced to submit
“And by tradition, the chief may often be compelled to bend to such wishes.”
Verb
Present participle for 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
Present participle for 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
Present participle for 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
Present participle for to submit
“Congress has to bend to his will.”
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Present participle for to physically contort
Verb
Present participle for to apply to a task or purpose
Verb
“… bend a leash to the dog's collar.”
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