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1. bend

verb. ['ˈbɛnd'] form a curve.

Synonyms

  • creep
  • angle
  • double up
  • curl up
  • tilt
  • crook
  • change shape
  • cringe
  • curl
  • cower
  • slant
  • arch
  • crawl
  • draw in
  • crouch
  • grovel
  • change form
  • tip
  • arc
  • fawn
  • stoop
  • deform
  • double over
  • incurvate
  • flex
  • curve
  • bow
  • retroflex
  • replicate
  • lean

Antonyms

  • straightness
  • rear
  • forward
  • endomorphic

Etymology

  • benden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bendan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Bend

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  • misspend
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  • echemende
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  • befriend
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  • relend
  • intend
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Example sentences of the word bend


1. Noun, singular or mass
Allow your left leg to float up behind you with a slight bend at your knee.

2. Verb, base form
Your bends should lie flat — do not bend the wire upward or downward when you are shaping it.

Quotes containing the word bend


1. No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater...The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences. And that's the key. It's like a big pie chart, and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece. Love can make up for a lot.
- Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

2. Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.
- Franz Kafka

3. Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.
- Albert Camus

2. bend

verb. ['ˈbɛnd'] change direction.

Antonyms

  • straight

Etymology

  • benden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bendan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. bend

verb. ['ˈbɛnd'] cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form.

Synonyms

  • deform
  • twist
  • change shape
  • change form
  • gnarl
  • convolute
  • indent
  • flex
  • convolve
  • turn
  • dent
  • crank

Antonyms

  • leave
  • lie
  • stand
  • pull

Etymology

  • benden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bendan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. bend

verb. ['ˈbɛnd'] bend one's back forward from the waist on down.

Synonyms

  • crouch
  • stoop
  • squinch
  • flex
  • cower
  • bow
  • change posture

Antonyms

  • mesomorphic
  • mistrust
  • distrust
  • sufficient

Etymology

  • benden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bendan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. bend

noun. ['ˈbɛnd'] curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.).

Synonyms

  • blind bend
  • road
  • elbow
  • route
  • curve
  • hairpin bend
  • section
  • segment

Antonyms

  • malfunction
  • unequivocal
  • multivalent
  • univalent

Etymology

  • benden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bendan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. bend

noun. ['ˈbɛnd'] movement that causes the formation of a curve.

Synonyms

  • deflexion
  • bending
  • movement
  • motion
  • deflection

Antonyms

  • right angle
  • reentrant angle
  • oblique angle
  • repel

Etymology

  • benden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bendan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. bend

noun. ['ˈbɛnd'] a circular segment of a curve.

Synonyms

  • curved shape
  • crook
  • curve
  • turn
  • bight

Antonyms

  • impartiality
  • stay
  • unwind
  • uncoil

Etymology

  • benden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bendan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. bend

verb. ['ˈbɛnd'] turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest.

Synonyms

  • turn away
  • deflect

Antonyms

  • stretch
  • extension
  • curliness

Etymology

  • benden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bendan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. bend

noun. ['ˈbɛnd'] an angular or rounded shape made by folding.

Synonyms

  • plication
  • crimp
  • angularity
  • pleat
  • flexure
  • crease
  • twist
  • plait
  • pucker
  • ruck
  • kink
  • twirl
  • angular shape

Antonyms

  • inferior
  • unskilled
  • pull out
  • recede

Etymology

  • benden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bendan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. bend

verb. ['ˈbɛnd'] bend a joint.

Synonyms

  • flex

Antonyms

  • disparage
  • refrain

Etymology

  • benden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bendan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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