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Plural for 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.”
Plural for the act of positioning or an instance of being positioned at an angle
“… did knee bends for exercise.”
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.”
Force or be forced to submit
“And by tradition, the chief may often be compelled to bend to such wishes.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
To submit
“Congress has to bend to his will.”
To physically contort
To apply to a task or purpose
“… bend a leash to the dog's collar.”
Condition caused by rapid change in atmospheric pressure
Decompression sickness
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