There are 2 translations of bend in Spanish:

bend1

Pronunciation: /bend/

n

  • 1.1 (in road, river) curva (f); (in pipe) ángulo (m), codo (m) to take a bend tomar or (especially Spain/especialmente España) coger* una curva to be round the bend (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] estar* chiflado or (in Spain also/en España también) como un cencerro [colloquial/familiar] 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    1.2 (in heraldry) banda (feminine)
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    • 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.
    1.3 (knot) [Nautical/Náutica] gaza (feminine)
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    • 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.
    1.4
    (bends plural)
    the bends la enfermedad del buzo

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There are 2 translations of bend in Spanish:

bend2

vt (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado 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
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    • 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 sth 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
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    • 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.

vi (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado 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 backward2 1 1.2 [road/river] hacer* una curva to bend to the right/left torcer* a la derecha/izquierda
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
  • 2 (submit) ceder to bend (to sth) ceder (a algo) he bent to her will/wishes cedió a su voluntad/sus deseos
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    • 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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Word of the day deteriorar
vt
los conflictos laborales han deteriorado nuestras relaciones = the labor disputes have damaged our relations …
Cultural fact of the day

Palacio de Oriente, also known as the Palacio Real, is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. The Royal Family now lives in the Palacio de la Zarzuela, on the outskirts of Madrid.