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  • 41 bend — 01. Superman is able to [bend] a steel bar in half with his bare hands. 02. The nail [bent] when I tried to hammer it into the board. 03. He is always trying to [bend] the rules, and try something different. 04. Plants will generally [bend]… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 42 bend —   Pelu; pe u (Moloka i), ho opi o, ho oke e, ho okeke e.   Also: alu, hō alu, nīnole, a apu, kāluli, ha i, ho oholu, nape, nolu pē, upa i, ho opepe e, kīke e, uake e, kōke e, opi;    ♦ bend down, aui, auina;    ♦ bend over, lo u, ekepue, lōpi o,… …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 43 bend — I. verb (bent; bending) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bendan; akin to Old English bend fetter more at band Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to constrain or strain to tension by curving < bend a bow > 2 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 44 bend — Synonyms and related words: L, S curve, aberrancy, aberration, accommodate, accommodate with, accord, achievement, adapt, adapt to, adjust, adjust to, affect, agree with, aim, aim at, alerion, angle, angle off, animal charge, annulet, apex, apply …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 45 bend — [OE] English band, bind, bond, and bundle are closely allied: all go back to a prehistoric Germanic base *band . The relationship in meaning was, in the case of bend, more obvious in Old English times, when bendan meant ‘tie up’ as well as… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 46 bend — [OE] English band, bind, bond, and bundle are closely allied: all go back to a prehistoric Germanic base *band . The relationship in meaning was, in the case of bend, more obvious in Old English times, when bendan meant ‘tie up’ as well as… …

    Word origins

  • 47 Bend — 1. v. & n. v. (past bent; past part. bent exc. in bended knee) 1 a tr. force or adapt (something straight) into a curve or angle. b intr. (of an object) be altered in this way. 2 intr. move or stretch in a curved course (the road bends to the… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 48 bend — 1. v. & n. v. (past bent; past part. bent exc. in bended knee) 1 a tr. force or adapt (something straight) into a curve or angle. b intr. (of an object) be altered in this way. 2 intr. move or stretch in a curved course (the road bends to the… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 49 Bend — This very interesting surname, also recorded as Bende, is usually of Anglo Saxon origins. It is occupational and describes a maker of long bows and handles for agricultural implements. It could be also be a metonymic or nickname from bend bow an… …

    Surnames reference

  • 50 bend — bend1 verb (past and past participle bent) 1》 shape or force (something straight) into a curve or angle.     ↘(of a road, river, or path) deviate from a straight line. 2》 (of a person) incline the body downwards; stoop. 3》 interpret or modify (a… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 51 bend — 1. verb 1) the frames can be bent to fit your face Syn: curve, angle, hook, bow, arch, flex, crook, hump, warp, contort, distort, deform Ant: straighten 2) …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 52 bend — Ordinary Or di*na*ry, n.; pl. {Ordinaries} ( r[i^]z). 1. (Law) (a) (Roman Law) An officer who has original jurisdiction in his own right, and not by deputation. (b) (Eng. Law) One who has immediate jurisdiction in matters ecclesiastical; an… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 53 bend — 1. verb /bɛnd/ a) To cause (something) to change its shape into a curve, by physical force, chemical action, or any other means. <!accomplishment,achievement If you bend the pipe too far, it will break. b) To become …

    Wiktionary

  • 54 Bend — Her. An honourable ordinary, one of nine, being a broad line or strap drawn from the shield s *dexter *chief to the *sinister base, i.e. top right to bottom left. A bend usually occupies one third of the field. Cf. Bend sinister; Bendy; Ordinary2 …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 55 Bend — Original name in latin Bend Name in other language Behnd, Bend, ben de, bendo, bnd, awrgn, Бенд, Бэнд State code US Continent/City America/Los Angeles longitude 44.05817 latitude 121.31531 altitude 1106 Population 76639 Date 2011 05 14 …

    Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • 56 bend — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. curve, turn. v. i. give, yield; curve. v. t. control; shape. See softness, authority, curvature, obliquity. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. crook, bow, arch; see curve 1 . v. 1. [To force out of a straight… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 57 bend —    obsolete    to drink intoxicants to excess    Probably a shortened form of bend the elbow, from the locomotion of the drinking vessel:     Bend well to the Madeira at dinner. (E. B. Ramsay, 1859)    See also elbow bending. Bent still means… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 58 bend — (F.) [ ﺪﻨﺑ ] 1. bağ. 2. zincir. 3. boğum. 4. bend, fıkra. 4. baraj, su bendi. ♦ bend olmak bağlanmak …

    Osmanli Türkçesİ sözlüğü

  • 59 bend —  1. Crash (e.g. damage a car).  2. bend over backwards Go to considerable trouble, show considerable flexibility (usu. to accommodate some person or thing).  3. See round the bend …

    A concise dictionary of English slang

  • 60 bend to — phr verb Bend to is used with these nouns as the object: ↑will …

    Collocations dictionary