bends bends  /ˈbɛndz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) pain resulting from rapid change in pressure

Usage(s):

  1. As Inul bends her knees and swings her buttin what, after careful and repeated observations, I'd estimate to be a 120 arcshe resembles a glittering piston.
  2. When a patient bends the unaffected arm, sensors detect the activity and send signals to rubber muscles wrapped around the other limb, which then mimics the healthy arm's motions.
  3. A fat, arching pillow of reflective steel, it's a giant fun-house mirror that bends people, clouds and the skyline into endlessly shifting puddles.

News

  1. Rory McIlroy Breaks His Club at the US Open

    Rory McIlroy bends his club after hitting it into the water on 11.  He won't be using that one anymore. 
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. From Fox News to Rush: Secrets of the right’s lie machine

    Conservative media plays by its rules, and bends truth to back whatever argument they’ve decided to make that day        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Salon.com

  3. Facebook adds hashtags, mends missing link to pop culture

    The social network bends to support a mainstream mode of digital expression popularized by a competitor. Originally posted at News - Internet & Media
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNET

Quotes

  1. Dr. King said, "The arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
    on Jan 15, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: The Argus

  2. "The rightward shift of the court under Chief Justice Roberts is palpable. In decision after decision, special interests are winning out over ordinary citizens. In decision after decision, this court bends the law to suit an ideology," said Sen....
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Charles Schumer Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "The court bends over backwards to allow Panetti" to bring his current claim, despite no evidence that his condition has worsened, or even changed, since 1995, Thomas wrote.
    on Jun 28, 2006 By: Clarence Thomas Source: 940 News

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