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Word: bend

Bend
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  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    Synonyms

    crook, turn, twist

    Examples
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun movement that causes the formation of a curve
    Synonyms

    bending

  • noun curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
    Synonyms

    curve

  • noun an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    Examples
    • 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
  • noun a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range
  • noun diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left
    Synonyms

    bend dexter

  • verb form a curve
    Synonyms

    flex

    Examples
    • The stick does not bend
  • verb change direction
    Examples
    • The road bends
  • verb cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
    Synonyms

    deform, flex, turn, twist

    Examples
    • bend the rod
    • twist the dough into a braid
    • the strong man could turn an iron bar
  • verb bend one's back forward from the waist on down
    Synonyms

    bow, crouch, stoop

    Examples
    • he crouched down
    • She bowed before the Queen
    • The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse
  • verb turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
    Synonyms

    deflect, turn away

  • verb bend a joint
    Synonyms

    flex

    Examples
    • flex your wrists
    • bend your knees
Definitions are taken from Princeton’s WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2010