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American English: /mɛnd/
British English: /mɛnd/

Translation of mend in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (Clothing)
    (darn) zurcir
    (patch) remendar
    Example sentences
    • The faulty shearing machines are repaired, the broken cobbles are mended and the new by-pass built.
    • The crucially important thing now is that whatever fences were damaged or knocked are mended and rebuilt, and that we get on with the forthcoming challenges with a united front.
    • It was not easy to find people to mend your shoes, repair your broken zipper or anything else that might be of minor importance but that is necessary for daily life.
  • 2
    that shelf needs mending
    hay que arreglar or reparar ese estante
  • 3 (set to rights) she tried to mend matters
    trató de arreglar las cosas
    to mend one's ways
    you need to mend your manners [dated]
    tienes que corregir tus modales
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intransitive verb

  • 1 (heal)
    the rift between them had still not mended
    sus desavenencias aún no se habían zanjado
    Example sentences
    • I felt much better than I had earlier that day, my bones mending and bruises healing.
    • A technique called pulse magnetic therapy is used to heal broken bones that won't mend under plaster, and it has also been shown to help with arthritis.
    • Fractured vertebrae do heal, but they become compressed, and may mend in a wedge shape.
  • 2
    (British) (sew) coser
    (darn) zurcir
    to make do and mend
    arreglárselas con lo que uno tiene


  • to be on the mend [colloquial]
    ir mejorando
    estar reponiéndose
    Example sentences
    • A devout cowboy lost his favourite Bible while he was mending fences out on the range.
    • Subsequently, the mend in the fabric had parted and the rent now revealed a knee with well-preserved skin covering some musculature.
    • There is a mend in the seam section on the bias and the seam running underneath the bust needs some stitch re-enforcement.
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