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bend

 
Noun bend has 6 senses
  1. bend, crook, turn - a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
    --1 is a kind of curve, curved shape
    --1 has particulars: bight
    Derived forms: verb bend2, verb bend1
  2. bending, bend - movement that causes the formation of a curve
    --2 is a kind of movement, motion
    --2 has particulars: deflection, deflexion, refraction
  3. bend, curve - curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
    --3 is a kind of section, segment
    --3 is a part of road, route
    --3 has particulars: blind curve, blind bend; elbow; hairpin bend
    Derived form: verb bend2
  4. fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend - an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
    --4 is a kind of angular shape, angularity
    --4 has particulars:
     pleat, plait; kink, twist, twirl; pucker, ruck
    Derived forms: verb bend1, verb bend3
  5. Bend - a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range
    --5 is a kind of
    town
    --5 is a part of Oregon, Beaver State, OR
  6. bend, bend dexter - diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left
    --6 is a kind of ordinary
Verb bend has 6 senses
  1. bend, flex - form a curve; "The stick does not bend"
    --1 is one way to change shape, change form, deform
    Antonyms: straighten, unbend
    Derived forms: noun bender1, noun bend1, noun bend4
    Sample sentence:
    The glass tubes bend
  2. bend - change direction; "The road bends"
    --2 is one way to
    turn
    Derived forms: noun bender3, noun bend1, noun bend3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  3. flex, bend, deform, twist, turn - cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
    --3 is one way to change shape, change form, deform
    Antonyms: unbend
    Derived forms: noun bender1, noun bend4
    Sample sentence:
    They bend the glass tubes
  4. crouch, stoop, bend, bow - bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse"
    --4 is one way to bend, flex
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  5. deflect, bend, turn away - turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest
    --5 is one way to turn
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  6. flex, bend - bend a joint; "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees"
    --6 is one way to move
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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