Definition of backbend in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbakbɛnd/


A movement in gymnastics, dance, or yoga in which the body is arched backwards and downwards from an upright position until the hands touch the floor or arched upwards from a supine position, using the hands and feet for support: a lot of girls liked to practise gym skills—handstands, backbends, cartwheels, and so on
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  • You can lift your chest to make a slight backbend.
  • Each dancer had to perform splits in all directions, backbends, contortions, or any unique movement in the dancer's repertoire.
  • My guru has said backbends are good for blood circulation in the aorta.
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