bend bend  /ˈbɛnd/


  1. (n) an angular or rounded shape made by folding
  2. (v) bend one's back forward from the waist on down
  3. (n) a circular segment of a curve
  4. (n) curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
  5. (v) form a curve
  6. (n) movement that causes the formation of a curve
  7. (v) change direction
  8. (n) a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range
  9. (n) diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left
  10. (v) cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
  11. (v) turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
  12. (v) bend a joint


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  1. Twain placed Huck and Jim on the river because the river was time, motion, beauty, baptism and violence, but mainly because one could not see around the bend.
  2. Except for the faint seams down their sides and fingers that bend in weird directions, the dolls are almost uncomfortably lifelike.


  1. Fort Bend County’s New Interstate 69 Paves Route for North American Growth and Commerce

    Fort Bend County was a historic crossroads during the early exploration and settlement of Texas, and its strategic location continues to deliver unmatched benefits to businesses and residents.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. North Bend Medical Center Signs Agreement for Unibased’s ForSite2020® Surgery Management and Physician Order ...

    Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. announced today that North Bend Medical Center, Inc. , located in Coos Bay, OR, has signed an agreement for its market-leading surgery management solution, ForSite2020® periOperative Resource Management System , aimed at improving workflow and productivity as well as providing efficient resource management to reduce costs and effectively manage inventory.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Bend man cooks up hot sauces at Senior Center

    A Bend man, laid off from his high-paying computer engineering job, decided to start his own business in a whole other realm: Indian sauces. And it's going quite well.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KTVZ Bend


  1. "I liked to bend a few rules, and pick a few fights for the fun of it," McCain said. "But I did it for my own pleasure; my own pride. I didn't think there was a cause more important than me."
    on Sep 6, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Christian Today -- Australia

  2. "It's the answer that led those who have been told for so long by so many to be cynical, and fearful, and doubtful of what we can achieve to put their hands on the arc of history and bend it once more toward the hope of a better day," Obama said.
    on Nov 4, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters India

  3. "Once they changed the rules and made it legal for bowlers to bend their arm to 15 percent they gave an advantage to a couple of bowlers (Muralitharan included) who could get something extra from that rule. I would rather see the rule as it was...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Darrell Hair Source: Times of India

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