Bend synonyms

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By a circuitous course; in a roundabout way
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To pinch together or fold the edge of (one part) tightly over another
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To bend.
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To turn another way; to divert.
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(Figuratively, intransitive) To increase continually.
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To bend or deviate from an upright position; stand at a slant; incline
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To transfer from (one conveyance) to another:
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The definition of a crook is a bend in something.
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A stroke with such a bow
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A usually curved structure forming the upper edge of an open space and supporting the weight above it, as in a bridge or doorway.
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Twist is defined as to turn around from one side to the other.
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To position (something) by folding it, or using its folds.
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(Intransitive) To bend or turn gradually from a given direction.
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To twist or turn something out of shape.
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To arch or cause to arch slightly.
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To wind into loops (roughly) around a common center.
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To make a soft crackling sound; rustle.
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To wind or twist (esp. hair) into ringlets or coils
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Buckle means to fasten or attach two sides together with a clasp, or to bend under pressure or heat.
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To turn (a crank, for example) in a series of circular motions.
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To bend or move (something) out of a given plane or direction, often the horizontal or vertical.
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To twist or wrench out of its usual form into one that is grotesque; distort violently
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Deflect is defined as to cause something to change direction, or to deter someone from his/her intended purpose.
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(Physics) To alter the shape of by pressure or stress.
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(Bridge) To increase the point value or penalty of (an opponent's bid) by saying “double” when it is one's turn to bid
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Loop is defined as to form in a way that two sides fold on each other with an opening in the middle.
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To go in a winding course; twist about:
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(Optics) To measure the degree of refraction of (an eye or lens)
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To move or bend at an angle or by means of angles
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(Slang) To work as a prostitute
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To stoop is to bend over, or to do something that is demeaning or below your status.
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In a zigzag course
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(Intransitive) To collapse.
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To move aimlessly and idly without fixed direction:
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To move around, as in a circle
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To turn aside or cause to turn aside sharply or suddenly from a straight line, course, etc.
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(Intransitive, mathematics, of a sequence, series, or function) Not to converge: to have no limit, or no finite limit.
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To turn aside (from a course, direction, standard, doctrine, etc.); diverge; digress
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To direct or send on a detour.
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(Obsolete, nautical) To let out (a sail-line), to allow (a sheet) to run out.
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To let bend or hang down:
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To be forced out of a straight line
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To be forced out of a straight line
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Wilt means to become limp.
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(Nautical) To drift to leeward.
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To move forward jerkily; push; shove
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To offer in good faith; pledge:
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(Dated) To put a direction or address upon; to mark with the name and residence of the person to whom anything is sent.
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To cause (someone) to accept a point of view or to undertake a course of action by means of argument, reasoning, or entreaty:
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To guide or determine the growth or development of; influence; as, a teacher who helps to mold the minds of his students
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Or (intransitive) To enter or put forward for approval, consideration, marking etc.
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(Intransitive, now rare) To give one's adhesion; to join up with (a group, etc.); to become part of. [from 15th c.]
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To clarify a situation or concept to (an audience).
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(Intransitive) To become stiff.
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To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain.
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To be forced out of a straight line
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To make available; provide:
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To affect by gentle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify, bias, or sway; to persuade or induce.
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To produce a return for effort or investment:
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Curved like a bow; arched
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Bent is defined as something that is not straight.
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Of, with, or marked by a circumflex
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(Botany) Twisted, bent, or partially rolled upon itself; convolute.
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Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs:
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Winding or wavering
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Having a kneelike joint
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Able to bend the body easily; supple; lithe
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Alternative form of lissome.
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Readily bent; supple:
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(metaphorical) Flexible, liable to change.
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The definition of pliable is a person or thing that bends or is easily influenced.
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(Figuratively) Easily influenced for good or evil; tractable; as, a pliant heart.
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Somewhat prone; inclined.
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Characterized by many curves or turns; winding:
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Adaptable to changing circumstances:
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Mentally disturbed or unsound.
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The definition of wry is a mocking, biting or sarcastic sort of humor, or an unpleasant facial expression used to indicate displeasure.
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An attempt to assume or exhibit what is not natural or real; false display; artificial show.
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(Botany) A method of propagating trees by bending branches to the ground and covering the small shoots with earth; layering.
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A bay formed by such a curve
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A winding about; a turning or fold.
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The limit of this ratio as the length of the arc approaches zero.
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(--- Sports) A shot or pass that is sent without stopping in a different direction by a second offensive player.
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A part that is bent.
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(Zoology) The last joint, or bend, of the wing of a bird.
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The act of inclining or the state of being inclined; a bend or tilt:
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A curving inwards; the condition of being curved inwards.
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A U-shaped bend in a river.
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(--- Med.) The bending backward of an organ, esp. of the body of the uterus, upon itself
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The quality or condition of being sinuous.
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Spring is an elastic or bouncing ability or the season between winter and summer.
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A characteristic likelihood:
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The quality or condition of being tortuous; twistedness or crookedness.
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The definition of apply is to go through the proper steps to be granted a request.
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To necessitate or require, as by force of circumstance; demand:
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To descend voluntarily to the level, regarded as lower, of the person one is dealing with; be graciously willing to do something regarded as beneath one's dignity; deign
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To bend (the head or knee, for example) low, as in fear or humility.
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To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect
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To close or join in a particular manner:
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(Intransitive) To behave in a servile manner; to grovel.
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To cause to bend or to bend into an inward curve.
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(Intransitive) To be formed into a kink or twist.
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To arrange or settle something by mutual agreement.
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To bend; to fold.
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Replicate is defined as to make a copy of, or to fold or bend back.
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To have, or come to have, a bias or inclination in favor of a particular opinion or side in a dispute
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A connected series of public conveyances, as a roadbed or railway track; and hence, an established arrangement for forwarding merchandise, etc.
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To arc is defined as to make a curved shape or move in a curved path.
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To bend something into a hump.
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To move with or make a crunching sound:
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To apply (oneself) or direct (one's energies) to something
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(Idiomatic) To put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself (e.g. to work or study).
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To collect or focus (one's thoughts, efforts, etc.)
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To set apart seriously for a special purpose; devote to some work, duty, etc.
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To give one's time, focus one's efforts, commit oneself, etc. entirely for, on, or to a certain matter.
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To bring into focus
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In a straight line or direction; unswervingly
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To place in a particular position or attitude; to pose.
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(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
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(Intransitive, often with on or against) To collect payments.
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(Nautical) To strain in heavy seas so that the joints give slightly and the fastenings become slack. Used of a boat or ship.
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diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left
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A motion or action that bends.
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The definition of a fold is a crease, something that has been bended or the act of bending one part over another.
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(Lacrosse) The circle around the goal, where no offensive players can go.
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(Now chiefly biology, geology) A fold or pleat. [from 18th c.]
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(Intransitive) to rotate the body or head so as not to face someone or something
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To become straight or less bent
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To subject to diffraction
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Resembling, or shaped like a rhombus or rhomboid
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(Geology, geography) A large-scale anticline; a large upward lift in the earth's surface.
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A usually elongate, basinlike depression along the edge of a continent, in which a thick sequence of sediments and volcanic deposits has accumulated.
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(Mathematics) The boundary separating two modes of behaviour in a differential equation.
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(Anatomy) The action of rotating the forearm so that the palm of the hand is turned up or forward.
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Synonym Study

  • Curve suggests a swerving or deflection in a line that follows or approximates the arc of a circle he curved the next pitch
  • Turn , in this comparison, suggests a change in direction, as a curving back of an object upon itself to turn the sheet back
  • Twist , in this connection, implies greater resistance in the object to be bent and often connotes a wrenching out of the normal line to twist one's arm
  • Bend refers to the curving or crooking of something that is normally straight but that yields to pressure or tension to bend a wire
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