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British English: /bɛnd/
American English: /bɛnd/

Translation of bend in Italian:


also: bends plural noun + verbo sing. o pl.


transitive verb pass., p.pass. bent

  • 1
    piegare (part of body, body, pipe, bar, wire, mudguard)
    to bend one's arm
    piegare il braccio
    to bend somebody to one's will [figurative]
    piegare qualcuno alla propria volontà
  • 4 (direct)to bend one's mind, attention to
    rivolgere la mente, l'attenzione a
    to bend one's steps towards [literary]
    volgere i propri passi verso

intransitive verb pass., p.pass. bent

  • 2 (stoop) (person)
    to bend forward, backwards
    piegarsi in avanti, indietro
    to bend low
    piegarsi fino a terra
    to bend double
    piegarsi in due
    his head was bent over a book
  • 3 (submit)to bend to
    piegarsi a (person, will)


round o around the bend

(British English) (American English) [informal]
fuori di testa

to go (a)round the bend

uscire di testa

to drive somebody (a)round the bend

fare uscire di testa qualcuno

to bend over backwards for somebody, to do

farsi in quattro per qualcuno, per fare

Phrasal verbs

bend back:

1 bend back (person) to bend back on itself
(road, river)
fare gomito
2 bend [something] back, bend back [something]
(to original position) raddrizzare (book, pin)
(away from natural position) ripiegare (book, pin)
to bend one's fingers back
piegare indietro le dita
to bend something back into shape
raddrizzare qualcosa

bend down:

1 bend down (person)
2 bend [something] down, bend down [something]
piegare (branch)
abbassare (flap)

bend over:

1 bend over (person)
chinarsi, piegarsi
2 bend [something] over, bend over [something]
Definition of bend in:
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