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Overview of noun bending

The noun bending has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. bending, bend

(movement that causes the formation of a curve)

2. deflection, deflexion, bending

(the property of being bent or deflected)

3. bending

(the act of bending something)


Overview of verb bend

The verb bend has 6 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (23) bend, flex

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

2. (11) bend

(change direction; "The road bends")

3. (5) flex, bend, deform, twist, turn

(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")

4. (3) crouch, stoop, bend, bow

(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")

5. (1) deflect, bend, turn away

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

6. flex, bend

(bend a joint; "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees")

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