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Meaning of bend

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a
           crook in the path" [syn: {bend}, {crook}, {twist}, {turn}]
      2: movement that causes the formation of a curve [syn:
         {bending}, {bend}]
      3: curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
         [syn: {bend}, {curve}]
      4: an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "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"
         [syn: {fold}, {crease}, {plication}, {flexure}, {crimp},
      5: a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade
      6: diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner
         to the lower left [syn: {bend}, {bend dexter}]
      v 1: form a curve; "The stick does not bend" [syn: {bend},
           {flex}] [ant: {straighten}, {unbend}]
      2: change direction; "The road bends"
      3: cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form;
         "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong
         man could turn an iron bar" [syn: {flex}, {bend}, {deform},
         {twist}, {turn}] [ant: {unbend}]
      4: bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched
         down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped
         to pick up the girl's purse" [syn: {crouch}, {stoop}, {bend},
      5: turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of
         interest [syn: {deflect}, {bend}, {turn away}]
      6: bend a joint; "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees" [syn:
         {flex}, {bend}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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