bends, 3rd person singular present; bent, past tense; bending, present participle; bent, past participle;
Shape or force (something straight) into a curve or angle
the rising wind bent the long grass
(of something straight) Be shaped or forced into a curve or angle
the oar bent as Lance heaved angrily at it
(of a road, river, or path) Deviate from a straight line in a specified direction; have a sharply curved course
the road bent left and then right
the river slowly bends around Davenport
Force or be forced to submit
they want to bend me to their will
a refusal to bend to mob rule
(of a person) Incline the body downward from the vertical
he bent down and picked her up
I bent over my plate
he bent to tie his shoelaces
Move (a jointed part of the body) to an angled position
extend your left leg and bend your right
Irene bent her head over her work
Interpret or modify (a rule) to suit oneself or somebody else
we cannot bend the rules, even for Darren
Direct or devote (one's attention or energies) to a task
Eric bent all his efforts to persuading them to donate some blankets
she bent once more to the task of diverting the wedding guests
Attach (a sail or rope) by means of a knot
sailors were bending sails to the spars
An ordinary in the form of a broad diagonal stripe from top left (dexter chief) to bottom right (sinister base) of a shield or part of one
a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
form a curve; "The stick does not bend"
bending: movement that causes the formation of a curve
change direction; "The road bends"
curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
flex: 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"
Finger vibrato is vibrato produced on a string instrument by cyclic hand movements. Despite the name, normally the entire hand moves, and sometimes the entire upper arm. ...
This is a list of types of bend knots. A bend knot is a knot used to join two lengths of rope. Although the reef knot can be used in this way, it is insecure when used as a bend and so is not classed as one.
In music, a glissando (plural: glissandi, abbreviated gliss.) is a from one pitch to another. It is an Italianized musical term derived from the French glisser, to glide. In some contexts it is distinguished from the portamento. ...
Bend is the county seat of Deschutes County, Oregon, United States, and the principal city of the Bend, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area. ...
(Bending) In engineering mechanics, bending (also known as flexure) characterizes the behavior of a slender structural element subjected to an external load applied perpendicularly to an longitudinal axis of the element. ...
(Bending (metalworking)) Bending is a manufacturing process that produces a V-shape, U-shape, or channel shape along a straight axis in ductile materials, most commonly sheet metal.Manufacturing Processes Reference Guide, Industrial Press Inc., 1994. ...
A curve; Any of the various knots which join the ends of two lines; A severe condition caused by excessively quick decompression, causing bubbles of nitrogen to form in the blood; decompression sickness; One of the honourable ordinaries formed by two diagonal lines drawn from the dexter chief ...
(bending) A motion or action that bends
(bends) A condition of bubbles in the blood which sometimes occurs during ascent; The thickest and strongest planks in a wooden ship's side, wales
(bent) An inclination or talent; A predisposition to act or react in a particular way; folded, dented; Homosexual; Determined or insistent; Of a person leading a life of crime; inaccurate at shooting; Suffering from the bends; high from using both marijuana and alcohol
(the bends) A sometimes fatal condition resulting from the formation of nitrogen bubbles in the blood and tissues, because of too rapid decompression, seen especially in deep-sea divers ascending rapidly from a dive. ...
(bending) The act of pushing or pulling a string sideways across the a fret to raise the pitch of a note by a half to full tone or more. Used extensively in rock and blues playing as well as in jazz.
Bending is carried out with the help of two tools of opposite shapes: a pointed punch and a hollow die. Two different techniques are used depending on the thickness of the metal, the length of the bend, the resistance of the material and the shape of the V. ...
(Bending) A preliminary forging operation to give the piece approximately the correct shape for subsequent forming.
(Bending) A process used to produce bent glass in which a plate of glass is placed in a horizontal mould and then slowly heated at approximately 600
(Bending) Applying pressure to both sides of a memory card could bend it. The amount of force inflicted in such a case is measured by N. When the amount of pressure inflicted exceeds the N value of a memory card, both the external case and internal NAND flash memories could sustain damage. ...
(Bending) Generally applied to forming. Creation of a formed feature by angular displacement of a sheet metal workpiece. See also "Drawing" and "Forming."
(Bending) One of three major forces acting on a beam. It is the tendency of a beam to bend or sag between its supports.
(Bending) Playing technique where the shape of the cymbal is temporarily altered to cause changes in pitch and sound while striking it