Another word for bend
To force out of a straight line
twist, turn, curve, warp, arch, round, crimp, flex, pervert, spiral, camber, coil, crinkle, curl, buckle, crook, bow, wind, incline, contort, deflect, deform, double, loop, twine, refract, angle, hook.
To be forced out of a straight line
stoop, lean, buckle, bow, turn, zigzag, crumple, meander, circle, swerve, diverge, deviate, detour, veer, droop, angle off, angle away, wilt, sag, hunch, give; see also sense 1, bow 1, deviate, turn 6, veer.
bend refers to the curving or crooking of something that is normally straight but that yields to pressure or tension to bend a wire; 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; turn, in this comparison, suggests a change in direction, as a curving back of an object upon itself to turn the sheet back; curve suggests a swerving or deflection in a line that follows or approximates the arc of a circle he curved the next pitch
Another word for bendverb
To swerve from a straight line:angle2, arc, arch, bow2, crook, curve, round, turn. See straight
To cause to move, especially at an angle:angle2, deflect, refract, turn. See straight
To incline the body:arch, bow1, hump, hunch, scrunch, stoop. See posture
To be unable to hold up:give. See help
To devote (oneself or one's efforts):address, apply, buckle down, concentrate, dedicate, devote, direct, focus, give, turn. See collect, work