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Overview of noun bends

The noun bends has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. decompression sickness, aeroembolism, air embolism, gas embolism, caisson disease, bends

(pain resulting from rapid change in pressure)


Overview of noun bend

The noun bend has 6 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (1) bend, crook, twist, turn

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

2. (1) bending, bend

(movement that causes the formation of a curve)

3. (1) bend, curve

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

4. fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend

(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")

5. Bend

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

6. bend, bend dexter

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


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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