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Another word for bend

VERB

  1. To swerve from a straight line

    See also:

    straight

  2. To cause to move, especially at an angle

    See also:

    straight

  3. To incline the body

    See also:

    posture

  4. To be unable to hold up

    See also:

    help

  5. To devote (oneself or one's efforts)

    See also:

    work

    collect

NOUN

  1. Something bent

    See also:

    straight

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