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Main Entry: 1bend
Pronunciation: primarystressbend
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): bent /primarystressbent/; bend·ing
1 : to pull tight <bend a bow>
2 : to curve or cause a change of shape <bend a wire into a circle>
3 : to turn in a certain direction <bent their steps toward town>
4 : to apply or apply oneself closely <bent all her strength to force open the door>
5 : to curve out of line <the road bends to the left>
6 : to curve downward : STOOP <bend over and pick it up>
- bend over backward or bend over backwards : to make extreme efforts <would bend over backwards to help>

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