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Synonyms of bend in English:


  • 1 the frames can be bent to fit your face
    curve, angle, hook, bow, arch, flex, crook, hump, warp, contort, distort, deform
    [Antonyms] straighten
  • 2 the highway bends to the left
    turn, curve, incline, swing, veer, deviate, diverge, fork, change course, curl, loop
  • 3 he bent down to tie his shoe
    stoop, bow, crouch, hunch, lean down/over
    [Antonyms] straighten up
  • 4 they want to bend me to their will
    mold, shape, manipulate, direct, force, press, influence, incline, sway
  • noun

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  • 1 he came to a bend in the road
    curve, turn, corner, jog, kink, dogleg, oxbow, zigzag, angle, arc, crescent, twist, crook, deviation, deflection, loop, hairpin turn, hairpin
  • Phrases

    bend over backwards
    informal we've bent over backwards to give you a second chance
    try one's hardest, do one's best, do one's utmost, do all one can, give one's all, make every effort
    informal do one's damnedest, go all out, pull out all the stops, bust a gut, move heaven and earth
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