mend mend  /ˈmɛnd/


  1. (n) sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)
  2. (n) the act of putting something in working order again
  3. (v) restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
  4. (v) heal or recover

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  1. It is also threatening to cripple societies barely on the mend from the 1997 economic meltdown.
  2. After all, researchers have been injecting stem cells into paralyzed rats and watching their spinal cords mend.
  3. When I visited the clinic in August, Bokang was already on the mend.


  1. Obama returns to Berlin, no longer a 'superstar'

    President Obama will give his first speech in Berlin since his rousing address as a candidate in 2008. This time, he comes amid lowered expectations, trying to mend transatlantic rifts. WASHINGTON — Five years ago, when Americans had not yet made up their minds on their choice for president, Europe had. More than 200,000 people crowded the streets of Berlin — a favorite backdrop for U.S ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Greek coalition partners rebuff PM offer on broadcaster

    By Karolina Tagaris ATHENS (Reuters) - Both junior partners in Greece's ruling coalition have turned down a compromise by the prime minister over the shutdown of public broadcaster ERT, raising the prospect that the rift among the parties might be impossible to mend. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras offered on Friday to rehire a smaller number of staff to resume news broadcasts, in response to an ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Kenny Rogers’ Latest Book, Means 2 A Mend, Now Available

    Kenny Rogers releases his latest fiction novel, Means 2 A Mend, a story based on overcoming family struggles. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb

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  1. Garfunkel added: "I do feel bad about disrupting so many people's plans but, as I continue to mend, I can't yet bring my A-game to a tour, and I would not perform for you with anything less."
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Art Garfunkel Source: BBC News

  2. "I don't think it's 'mend the fences' as much as 'embrace the relationship,'" Snyder said.
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Dan Snyder Source: The Associated Press

  3. "Providence gave us Gerald Ford's steady hand and calm leadership during a time of great division and turmoil," Bush said. "He guided America through a crisis of confidence, and helped our nation mend its wounds by restoring faith in our...
    on Dec 30, 2006 By: President Bush Source: CNN

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