Complete Definition of "bend"

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English

Pronunciation
IPA|/'b�nd/
rhymes|�nd

Verb
en-verb|bends|bending|bent

  1. transitive To cause (something) to change its shape into a curve, by physical force, chemical action, or any other means.

#* If you bend the pipe too far, it will break.
#* Don�t bend your knees.

  1. context|transitive|nautical To tie, as in securing a line to a cleat; to shackle a chain to an anchor; make fast.

#* Bend the sail to the yard.

  1. context|transitive|music To smoothly change the pitch of a note.

#* You should bend the G sligthly sharp in the next measure.

  1. context|intransitive|nautical To swing the body when rowing.
  2. intransitive To become curved.

#* Look at the trees bending in the wind.
#* To bow properly, bend at the waist.

  1. intransitive To change direction.

#* The road bends to the right

Derived terms
bend down
bend over
bend over backwards
bend somebody�s ear
on bended knee
around the bend
bend one's elbow
bend out of shape

Translations
trans-top|to shape into a curve
Dutch: t+|nl|buigen, t|nl|plooien
Finnish: t-|fi|taivuttaa
German: t+|de|beugen
Hebrew: ���פף (le'khofef)
Hungarian: t-|hu|hajlít, t-|hu|görbít
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|����ا�د�
Slovene: upogniti
Spanish: t-|es|doblar, t-|es|curvar
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trans-top|to tie a line
Dutch: t|nl|knopen, t+|nl|bevestigen, t+|nl|vastmaken
Finnish: t+|fi|sitoa, t+|fi|kiinnittää
trans-mid
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trans-top|to change the pitch
Dutch: t+|nl|buigen, t|nl|corrigeren
trans-mid
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trans-top|to swing the body when rowing
Dutch: t+|nl|buigen
trans-mid
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trans-top|to become curved
Dutch: t+|nl|buigen, t|nl|plooien
Finnish: t-|fi|taipua
Hebrew: ��ת��פף (le'hitkofef)
trans-mid
Slovene: upogniti se
Spanish: t-|es|doblarse
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trans-top|to change direction
Dutch: t|nl|afbuigen, t+|nl|buigen, t+|nl|draaien, t+|nl|gaan
Finnish: t+|fi|kääntyä
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trans-top|Translations to be categorized
ttbc|French: courber
ttbc|Ido: kurv-igar
ttbc|Indonesian: bengkok|membengkokkan, belok|membelokkan, tekuk|menekuk
ttbc|Italian: piegarsi
ttbc|Japanese: ��� (���, mageru)
ttbc|Korean: 구�리�
ttbc|Norwegian: bøye
ttbc|Romanian: indoi
ttbc|Telugu: వ��� (vaMchu)
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Noun
en-noun

  1. A curve.

#* There's a sharp bend in the road ahead.

  1. nautical Any of the various knots which join the ends of two lines.

    1. context|in plural|medicine|diving (the bends) A severe condition caused by excessively quick decompression, causing bubbles of nitrogen to form in the blood; decompression sickness.

    #* A diver who stays deep for too long must ascend very slowly in order to prevent the bends.

    1. heraldry One of the honourable ordinary|ordinaries formed by two diagonal lines drawn from the dexter chief to the sinister base; it generally occupies a fifth part of the shield if uncharged, but if charged one third.

    Derived terms
    bend sinister
    bendlet
    bendy
    drive somebody round the bend
    in bend
    sheet bend
    string bend

    Related terms
    bent

    Translations
    trans-top|curve
    Dutch: t+|nl|bocht|m
    Finnish: t+|fi|mutka
    German: t-|de|Kurve|f
    trans-mid
    Portuguese: t+|pt|curva|f
    Slovene: zavoj m
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    trans-top|knot
    Dutch: t|nl|verbindingsknoop|m
    Finnish: t-|fi|kytky
    trans-mid
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    trans-top|decompression sickness
    Finnish: t-|fi|sukeltajantauti
    trans-mid
    trans-bottom

    trans-top|heraldic term
    Finnish: t-|fi|palkki
    trans-mid
    trans-bottom

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    trans-top|Translations to be categorized
    ttbc|Telugu: వ�ప� (vaMpu)
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    References
    R:Heraldry 1862

    Category:English ergative verbs
    Category:English irregular verbs


    Croatian

    Etymology
    From E.|hr term|band.

    Noun
    hr-noun|m

    1. band (group of musicians)

    Kurdish

    Noun
    bend

    1. slave

    Category:Kurdish nouns

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