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bend

noun

1 bend

A circular segment of a curve:
— A bend in the road.

synonyms: crook, turn, twist.

Roget 245: curvature, curvity, curvation; incurvature, incurvity; incurvation; bend; flexure, flexion, flection; conflexure; crook, hook, ... show more

Roget 217: obliquity, inclination, slope, slant, crookedness etc. adj.; slopeness; leaning etc. v.; bevel, tilt; bias, ... show more

Dutch: bocht, draai
Polish: wygięcie



2 bend

Movement that causes the formation of a curve.

synonym: bending.

3 bend

Curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.).

synonym: curve.

Dutch: bocht, buiging, flexuur, kromming
Polish: skręt, zakręt

4 bend

An angular or rounded shape made by folding:
— A bend of his elbow.

synonyms: crease, crimp, flexure, fold, plication.

Roget 244: angularity, angularness; aduncity; angle, cusp, bend; fold etc. 258; notch etc. 257; fork, bifurcation.    ... show more

Dutch: kreukel, plooi, soufflé, vouw
Polish: zagięcie, przegięcie, zgięcie, załamanie

5 Bend

A town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range.

6 bend

Diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left.

synonym: bend dexter.

verb

1 bend

Form a curve:
— The stick does not bend.

synonym: flex.

Roget 244: bend, fork, bifurcate, crinkle.   

Roget 725: succumb, submit, yeild, bend, resign, defer to.    lay down one's arms, deliver up one's arms; lower colors, haul down colors, strike one's flag, strike colors.    surrender, surrender at discretion; ... show more

Roget 278: tend towards, bend towards, point towards; conduct to, go to; point to, point at; bend, trend, verge, incline, dip, determine.    steer for, ... show more

Roget 324: render soft etc. adj.; soften, mollify, mellow, relax, temper; mash, knead, squash.    bend, yield, relent, ... show more

Dutch: krombuigen, ombuigen

2 bend

Change direction.

Dutch: plooien, buigen, gaan, corrigeren

3 bend

Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form:
— Bend the rod.

synonyms: deform, flex, turn, twist.

Roget 245: be curved, etc. adj.; curve, sweep, sway, swag, sag; deviate etc. 279; curl, turn; reenter.    ... show more

Roget 279: alter one's course, deviate, depart from, turn, trend; bend, curve etc. 245; swerve, heel, bear off; gybe, wear.    ... show more

Roget 311: turn, bend, wheel; go about, put about; heel; go round to the right about, turn round to the right about; turn on one's heel; make a circle, make a complete circle, describe a circle, describe a complete circle; go through 180 degrees, ... show more

Dutch: buigen, doorbuigen, krommen

4 bend

Bend one's back forward from the waist on down.

synonyms: bow, crouch, stoop.

Roget 308: depress, lower, let down, take down, let down a peg, take down a peg; cast; let drop, let fall; sink, debase, bring low, abase, reduce, ... show more

5 bend

Turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest.

synonyms: deflect, turn away.

Dutch: bevestigen, knopen, buigen, vastmaken, kromlopen

6 bend

Bend a joint:
— Bend your knees.

synonym: flex.

Dutch: samentrekken


Moby thesaurus: 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 ... show more.

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