verb (used with object), bent or (Archaic) bend·ed; bend·ing.
verb (used without object), bent or (Archaic) bend·ed; bend·ing.
- thick planking immediately below the waterways of a wooden vessel.
- the wales of a vessel.
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Idioms for bend
Origin of bend1
synonym study for bend
OTHER WORDS FROM bendbend·a·ble, adjectivenon·bend·ing, adjectivere·bend·a·ble, adjective
Words nearby bend
Definition for bend (2 of 3)
- a diagonal band extending from the dexter chief of an escutcheon to the sinister base.Compare bend sinister.
- in bend, (of a charge) set diagonally or in a diagonal row.
Definition for bend (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for bend
Adjust the screen’s brightness and contrast for comfort, and find a chair with arm rests that allows your child to sit with knees at a 90-degree bend and feet flat on the floor.As stay-at-home restrictions rise, here are ways to cope|Washington Post Staff, Elizabeth Chang, Mari-Jane Williams, Becky Krystal, Kendra Nichols, Caitlin Moore, Stephanie Merry, Missy Rosenberg, Katherine Lee|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
I began to recognize the slight bends in each trail and measure distance by landmarks like couches and paint cans.
Bend, Oregon, via Central Oregon Most Oregonian visitors envision moss-covered trees and a verdantly green and dense tree canopy that lends itself to rain more than snow.The best winter road trips for RVs, from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to the Florida Keys|Heather Balogh Rochfort|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
The largest, just around the bend from Cymric 1Y, started in 2003.Oil Companies Are Profiting From Illegal Spills. And California Lets Them.|by Janet Wilson, The Desert Sun, and Lylla Younes, ProPublica|September 18, 2020|ProPublica
It covers your backside when you need to pee in the desert—every female hiker knows what it’s like to try to time a bathroom break before someone rounds the bend—and it protects you from the sun while your swimsuit dries out.
And now, similarly, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee: "Bend over and take it like a prisoner!"
Clickbait title notwithstanding, Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!
After acknowledging that there has been a “bend in the curve” and a reason to hope, he warned against inaction.
The city was described by V.S. Naipaul in his 1979 novel A Bend in the River as “a place where the future has come and gone.”‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“This is the key way to bend the curve,” Powell told The Daily Beast of the mission abroad in a September interview.
They were just turning a bend of the road, when Paul chanced to look backward.Paul Prescott's Charge|Horatio Alger
A young girl came around a bend, leading a small pig, and the child darted toward her.Pappina, the Little Wanderer|Katherine Wallace Davis
About half an hour from the house, where the road made a bend towards Krantz Hoek.Harley Greenoak's Charge|Bertram Mitford
They had covered about two miles when they came to a bend in the road, and there Andy called a halt.The Rover Boys in the Land of Luck|Edward Stratemeyer
They swung around a bend in the trail and came upon the ashes of a recent campfire.Slim Evans and his Horse Lightning|Graham M. Dean
British Dictionary definitions for bend (1 of 2)
verb bends, bending or bent
Derived forms of bendbendable, adjective
Word Origin for bend
British Dictionary definitions for bend (2 of 2)
Word Origin for bend
Medical definitions for bend
Idioms and Phrases with bend
In addition to the idioms beginning with bend
- bend one's elbow
- bend over backwards
- bend someone's ear
- around the bend
- crook (bend) one's elbow
- on bended knee
Also see underbent.