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

Translation of mend in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (Clothing)
    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.
    that shelf needs mending
    hay que arreglar or reparar ese estante
    1.3 (set to rights) See examples: 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 English) (sew)
    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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