bend

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɛnd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bɛnd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bend)


Inflections of 'bend' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
bends
v 3rd person singular
bending
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
bent
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
bent
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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bend

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. There is a bend in the [wire, metal, rod].
  2. try to get the bend out (of)
  3. Just follow the bend in the [road, sidewalk, street].
  4. a [sharp, sudden, gradual] bend in the road
  5. took the bend [too fast, cautiously, slowly]
  6. follow the bend towards
  7. the bend of the [river, lake]
  8. just [north, beyond] the bend
  9. The river has a horseshoe bend.
  10. has a bend in his back
  11. with a bend in your [knees, elbows]
  12. [ran, overtook the pack, sprinted] round the bend
  13. slang: You're driving me round the bend!
v
  1. bend down to [pick up, grab, lift]
  2. bend forward to [kiss, listen, pick up]
  3. would bend over backwards [to help, for her]
  4. [won't, will not, would not] bend
  5. can bend [steel, metal] with his bare hands
  6. bend [it] out of [shape, true]
  7. bend [the rules, your knees, a musical note]
  8. bend [it] [in the middle, slightly, sharply]
  9. bend with the wind
  10. vulgar: bend over and take it
  11. sexually explicit: bend her over (and fuck her)
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