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Bend British & World English

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

bend1 British & World English

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

bend2 British & World 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 English Thesaurus

copper pipes should not be bent without support

U-bend British & World English

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

knee bend British & World English

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

West Bend British & World English

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

bend double British & World English

Bend over into a stooping position

pitch bend British & World English

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

sheet bend British & World English

A method of temporarily fastening one rope through the loop of another

South Bend British & World English

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

bend sinister British & World English

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

carrick bend British & World English

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

hairpin bend British & World English

A sharp U-shaped bend in a road

fisherman's bend British & World English

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

bend someone's ear British & World English

Talk to someone, especially at length or to ask a favour

bend over backwards British & World English

Make every effort to achieve something, especially to be fair or helpful

Big Bend National Park British & World 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 which were discovered, in 1975, fossil remains of the pterosaur

bend double in double British & World English

Bend over into a stooping position

bend someone's ear in bend1 British & World English

Talk to someone, especially at length or to ask a favour

backbend British & World 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

bend over backwards in backwards British & World English

Make every effort to achieve something, especially to be fair or helpful

bend or fall or lean over backwards in backwards British & World English

Make every effort to achieve something, especially to be fair or helpful

bend over backwards in bend English Thesaurus

they have bent over backwards to ensure a fair trial


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