transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 [Clothing/Indumentaria] [garment] coser, arreglar; (darn) zurcir*; (patch) remendar*; [shoe] arreglarMore example sentences1.2 [clock/roof] arreglar, reparar that shelf needs mending hay que arreglar or reparar ese estante 1.3 (set to rights) she tried to mend matters trató de arreglar las cosas to mend one's ways enmendarse* you need to mend your manners [dated/anticuado] tienes que corregir tus modales say 1 1
- 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.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1 (heal) [injury] curarse; [fracture/bone] soldarse* the rift between them had still not mended sus desavenencias aún no se habían zanjadoMore 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.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
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