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bend 1

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

noun

  • 1
    (in road, river) curva (feminine)
    to take a bend
    tomar una curva
    coger una curva (esp Spain)
    to be round the bend (esp British) [colloquial]
    estar chiflado [colloquial]
    estar como un cencerro (Spain) [colloquial]
    I think I'm going round the bend
    creo que me estoy volviendo loco
    that noise is driving me round the bend
    ese ruido me está volviendo loco
    Example sentences
    • So we finished our trip having traversed the distance along the mountain side, by rail or road, the river echoing the bends and curves with a constant murmur that kept us company.
    • One day we came round a bend in the river and saw a big boat with a strange flag.
    • They rounded a bend in the path and could now see a river up ahead.
    Example sentences
    • Wire mesh lends itself to gentle curves and sharp bends, so you can use it to construct fences in any configuration you like.
    • In the 70°C samples, semicircles and sinusoidal bends are observed.
    • Hold the fold and squeeze it for a few seconds to make a bend in the neck.
  • 2 (knot) (Nautical)
    Example sentences
    • Even so it is a very secure bend and can put up with a good deal of strain and movement. It can also be used to tie a bend with thin line.
    • But then I tied a Hunter's Bend and another similar knot, comparing it to the pictures.
    • The most important use for the Carrick bend which comes to my mind is the is the joining of two towing lines or anchor cables.
  • 3
    also: bends plural
    the bends
    la enfermedad del buzo

transitive verb past tense & past participle bent

  • 1
    (pipe/wire/branch)
    torcer
    curvar
    (back/arm/leg)
    doblar
    flexionar
    do not bend
    no doblar
    he was bent double with pain
    se retorcía de dolor
    bend your head back/forward
    inclina or echa la cabeza hacia atrás/adelante
    they sat in silence, heads bent over their work
    estaban en silencio, concentrados en su trabajo
    Example sentences
    • By contrast, steaming and bending the same straight grained piece of wood to the desired shape will result in a much stronger part.
    • Shapes were created by bending the hammered bars around angles on the anvil.
    • The force of the winds bent their wings, sending them crashing to the ground below.
    Example sentences
    • He gave a shuddering sigh, and bent his body into a fetal position.
    • She bent her body and laid herself on her side above Archie's paper.
    • He just stood there for a while, and then bent his massive body over to get the bill when he thought no one was looking.
  • 2 (direct) [formal]
    (energies/attention)
    concentrar
    to bend one's steps/gaze toward something
    dirigir sus ( or mis etc. ) pasos/la mirada hacia algo
    she bent her mind to her studies/work
    se concentró en sus estudios/su trabajo
    Example sentences
    • With characteristic energy he bent his efforts to the immediate development and improvement of the land, which he converted into a fine farm that he cultivated throughout his remaining days.
    • He bent his thoughts to see if he could pick up on Chanet's thoughts.
    • With a mental shrug he bent his thoughts to the serious changes lying ahead.

intransitive verb past tense & past participle bent

  • 1 1.1
    (pipe/wire/handle)
    torcerse
    he had to bend to get through the door
    tuvo que agacharse para pasar por la puerta
    to bend forward/backward
    inclinarse hacia adelante/atrás
    to bend down
    agacharse
    to bend over
    inclinarse
    backward 2 1
    Example sentences
    • Even the palm trees bend at a picture-postcard angle.
    • A hull plate that has bent into a large curve marks the halfway-back point on the starboard side of the wreck.
    • A gun is a black object made of plastic and bent at a right angle.
    1.2
    (road/river)
    hacer una curva
    to bend to the right/left
    torcer a la derecha/izquierda
    Example sentences
    • This time, though, we walked in the other direction, and sat on a bench where the river bends dramatically, before finding its way to the Lock.
    • Every scene looks as though it is a beautiful painting of a clean and fresh outdoor scene - the river bends at just the right spot, the sun glints off of the water at just the right angle.
    • The river bends inwards away from here, and they could have lit a fire and camped with their tents against the cliffs for protection against the winds.
  • 2 (submit) to bend (to something) he bent to her will/wishes
    cedió a su voluntad/sus deseos
    Example sentences
    • What is to stop him from forcing us all to bend to his might?
    • Would they bend to her willful forces and persuasion?
    • I also wouldn't kidnap her against her will and force her to bend to my will.
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bend 2

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

noun

  • (in heraldry)
    Example sentences
    • This device of a fountain appears in the arms of the family, where six wells, which form the source of the River Stour appear with a bend on the shield.
    • Its own name is of heraldic origin and refers to the three roses in a bend on the shield of the counts of Wasserburg.
    • Something bothersome about this particular image is the way in which the bend alternates direction to become a bend sinister.
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