To bend into a curve or bow.
(Nautical) To fasten:
To bend servilely or timidly; cringe.
To sit, stand, or walk with an awkward, drooping posture.
To give up, as in defeat; surrender or submit.
To move in a sudden sweep:
To give way (to); yield; submit
To allow oneself to be subjected to something:
To sit in a crouching position with knees bent and the buttocks on or near the heels.
To sink or settle, as into mud or slush.
To incline or turn from a direct line or course, esp. one that is perpendicular or level; slope
A part of the physical environment, or more generally any physical system, that absorbs some form of matter or energy. For example, a forest acts as a sink for carbon dioxide because it absorbs more of the gas in photosynthesis than it releases in respiration. Coral reefs are a long-lasting sink for carbon, which they sequester in their skeletons in the form of calcium carbonate.
To sink, in the middle, by its weight or under applied pressure, below a horizontal line or plane; as, a line or cable supported by its ends sags, though tightly drawn; the floor of a room sags; hence, to lean, give way, or settle from a vertical position; as, a building may sag one way or another; a door sags on its hinges.
To have recourse; go or turn (to) for use, help, support, etc.
To rely for assistance or support:
To go down or rest on one or both knees.
To draw (one's body, etc.) up so as to form a hump; arch into a hump
To duck is defined as to lower the head or body quickly as if to avoid a blow.
To form (a candle) by repeatedly immersing a wick in melted wax or tallow.
To lower oneself; stoop:
Deign is defined as to lower one's self to do or say something, and to do so with a high sense of one's own superiority.
To cause (an organic compound) to undergo degradation.
Decline is defined as to refuse something, slope downward, become less or to sink from view.
To bend or round into a hump; arch.
To span as an arch
Straighten is to make something orderly or unwavy.
To cause to rise:
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