|1.||[ verb ] form a curve|
"The stick does not bent" "Bend your knees"
|Related terms:||straighten change_shape lean crouch arch curl_up fawn double_over incurvate retroflex crook fold flexion|
|2.||[ verb ] change direction|
"The road bends"
|Related terms:||turn curve|
|3.||[ verb ] cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form|
|Synonyms:||twist turn flex deform|
"bend the rod" "twist the dough into a braid" "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
|Related terms:||unbend change_shape indent gnarl convolve crank incurvate fold deformation|
|4.||[ verb ] bend one's back forward from the waist on down|
|Synonyms:||crouch stoop bow|
"he crouched down" "She bowed before the Queen" "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse"
|Related terms:||huddle squinch stoop_to crouch stooper change_posture|
|5.||[ noun ] movement that causes the formation of a curve|
|Related terms:||movement deflection|
|6.||[ noun ] a circular segment of a curve|
: "a bend in the road" "a crook in the path"
|Related terms:||curve bight crook|
|7.||[ noun ] curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)|
|Related terms:||section elbow blind_bend hairpin_bend road swerve wind|
|8.||[ verb ] turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest|
|Related terms:||turn diversion|
|9.||[ noun ] an angular or rounded shape made by folding|
|Synonyms:||fold flexure plication crimp crease|
"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"
|Related terms:||angular_shape pucker pleat kink fold pleat|
|10.||[ noun ] (heraldry) diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left|
|11.||[ noun ] (government,geography) a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range|
|Related terms:||town Oregon|
|12.||[ verb ] bend a joint|
"flex your wrists" "bend your knees"
|Related terms:||move flection|
|13.||[ noun ] the act of bending something|
|Synonyms:||flex flexion flection inflection bending|
|Related terms:||change_of_shape crouch flexion incurvation hunch|