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Dictionary definition for: Bend

1. (n) a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road" "a crook in the path"

2. (v) form a curve; "The stick does not bend"

3. (n) movement that causes the formation of a curve

4. (v) change direction; "The road bends"

5. (n) curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)

6. (v) cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod" "twist the dough into a braid" "the strong man could turn an iron bar"

7. (n) an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin" "a crease in his trousers" "a plication on her blouse" "a flexure of the colon" "a bend of his elbow"

8. (v) bend one''s back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down" "She bowed before the Queen" "The young man stooped to pick up the girl''s purse"

9. (n) a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range

10. (v) turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest

11. (n) diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left

12. (v) bend a joint; "flex your wrists" "bend your knees"

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