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Adjective
Winding or sinuous, having bends, turns or angles
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Having bends
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Hanging or sagging downwards
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Springing back quickly when squeezed or stretched
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Having two or more sections connected by a flexible joint
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The act of deflecting or something deflected
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The process by which a beam of light or other system of waves is spread out as a result of passing through a narrow aperture or across an edge, typically accompanied by interference between the wave forms produced
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The act of deforming, or state of being deformed
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The angle at which a straight line or plane is inclined to another
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A change of curvature from convex to concave at a particular point on a curve
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A woman's or girl's formal greeting made by bending the knees with one foot in front of the other
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Present participle for to cause (something) to change its shape into a curve
“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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Present participle for to physically give way under force or pressure
“Normally, for a structure with an immensely heavy roof such as this glasshouse, the roof would typically bend in, and the walls would also begin to bend down.”
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Present participle for to deviate, or cause to deviate, from a straight line
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“We are moving so quickly that I am unable to make out how the road will bend next.”
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Present participle for to coil or turn in a spiral or circular motion
“Just as the waves on the sea bend around an obstacle like the end of a pier, so do the light waves bend around the cloud particles.”
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Present participle for to tilt or lean at an angle
“The most likely damage from such forces is that the tower would bend over near the top or middle rather than actually topple like a tree.”
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Present participle for to physically bow or bend over
“As I bend to pick up the briefcase, the officer will already be looking beyond me to the next in line.”
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Present participle for to alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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“According to a recent article, certain scientists engage in deceit or bend the facts according to their biases.”
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Present participle for to submit or surrender to the will or demands of others
“The government appeared to bend to their demands in the face of rising popular support.”
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Present participle for to apply to a task or purpose
“Dickinson will bend himself to the job of electing delegates who will be Inclined to listen to his advice.”
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Present participle for to aim or direct in a given direction
“The effect of a prism is to bend the light towards the base.”
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Present participle for to attach or fasten together
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“To bend the sail to the jackstay, the roband ends were passed around the jackstay in opposite directions.”
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Present participle for to fold or bend something over, especially so that it comes in contact with itself
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Present participle for to lower the body quickly
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Present participle for bend or hang downwards limply
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Present participle for to do something that one regards as below one's dignity or level of importance
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Present participle for to act in a subservient or submissive manner
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Present participle for to persuade, or be persuaded, to change an opinion or stance
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Present participle for leap or spring while supporting or propelling oneself with one or both hands or with the help of a pole
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Present participle for to put securely in place or in the desired position
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Present participle for to diffuse, radiate or give off
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Present participle for to curl, make curly, shape into curls
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Present participle for to rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly
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Present participle for to accept or consent, especially by silence or by omitting to object
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Present participle for to fit by alteration
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Present participle for to move or proceed forward by force
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Present participle for to spoil or be the one bad feature of
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Present participle for make twisting, squirming movements or contortions of the body
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Present participle for influence to believe something
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