Definition of bend

  1. bend Verb To cause (something) to change its shape into a curve, by physical force, chemical action, or any other means.
  2. bend Verb To become curved.
  3. bend Verb To cause to change direction.
  4. bend Verb To change direction.
  5. bend Verb To stoop.
  6. bend Verb To force to submit.
  7. bend Verb To submit.
  8. bend Verb To apply to a task or purpose.
  9. bend Verb To apply oneself to a task or purpose.
  10. bend Verb To adapt or interpret to for a purpose or beneficiary.
  11. bend Verb To tie, as in securing a line to a cleat; to shackle a chain to an anchor; make fast.
  12. bend Verb To smoothly change the pitch of a note.
  13. bend Verb To swing the body when rowing.
  14. bend Noun A curve.
  15. bend Noun Any of the various knots which join the ends of two lines.
  16. bend Noun A severe condition caused by excessively quick decompression, causing bubbles of nitrogen to form in the blood; decompression sickness.
  17. bend Noun One of the honourable ordinaries formed by two diagonal lines drawn from the dexter chief to the sinister base; it generally occupies a fifth part of the shield if uncharged, but if charged one third.
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