There are 2 translations of bend in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /bend/


  • 1.1 (in road, river) curva (feminine); (in pipe) ángulo (masculine), codo (masculine) 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 (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.
    (bends plural)
    the bends la enfermedad del buzo

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (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
  • 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

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (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 backward 2 1 1.2 [road/river] hacer* una curva to bend to the right/left torcer* a la derecha/izquierda
  • 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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