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bend1 US English

Shape or force (something straight) into a curve or angle

bend2 US English

An ordinary in the form of a broad diagonal stripe from top left (dexter chief) to bottom right (sinister base) of a shield or part of one

Bend US English

A city in central Oregon; population 77,181 (est. 2008)

bend US Thesaurus

the frames can be bent to fit your face

U-bend US English

A section of a pipe, in particular of a waste pipe, shaped like a U

knee bend US English

An act of bending the knee, especially as a physical exercise in which the body is raised and lowered without the use of the hands

West Bend US English

An industrial city in southeastern Wisconsin, on the Milwaukee River; population 29,894 (est. 2008)

pitch bend US English

A mechanism in a synthesizer that enables the player to change the pitch of the note played by a small amount

sheet bend US English

A knot used for temporarily fastening one rope through the loop of another

South Bend US English

An industrial city in northern Indiana; population 103,807 (est. 2008). The University of Notre Dame is nearby to the north

bend sinister US English

A broad diagonal stripe from top right to bottom left of a shield (a supposed sign of bastardy)

carrick bend US English

A kind of knot used to join ropes, especially hawsers, end to end, especially so that they can go around a capstan without jamming

fisherman's bend US English

A knot tied by making a full turn around something (typically the ring of an anchor), a half hitch through the turn, and a half hitch around the standing part of the rope

Big Bend State US English

A nickname for the state of Tennessee.

bend someone's ear US English

Talk to someone, especially with great eagerness or in order to ask a favor

bend one's elbow US English

Drink alcohol

around the bend US English

Crazy; insane

Big Bend National Park US English

A US national park in a bend of the Rio Grande, in the desert lands of southern Texas on the border with Mexico. In 1975, fossil remains of the pterosaur were discovered here

bend over backward to do something US English

Make every effort, especially to be fair or helpful

bend someone's ear in bend1 US English

Talk to someone, especially with great eagerness or in order to ask a favor

backbend US English

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

hairpin US English

Shaped like a hairpin; forming a U

bend over backward to do something in backward US English

Make every effort, especially to be fair or helpful

round the bend in round US Thesaurus

this time, I think Gordon's really gone round the bend

bend over backwards in bend US Thesaurus

we've bent over backwards to give you a second chance

bend or lean over backward to do something in backward US English

Make every effort, especially to be fair or helpful


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