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  • n  a circular segment of a curve
    a bend in the road
  • n  movement that causes the formation of a curve
  • n  curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
  • n  an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    a bend of his elbow
  • n  a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range
  • n  diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left
  • v  form a curve
    The stick does not bend
  • v  change direction
    The road bends
  • v  cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
    bend the rod
  • v  bend one's back forward from the waist on down
  • v  turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
  • v  bend a joint
    bend your knees

  • If you're not checking out Gigazine regularly, you probably missed the spiffy David Beckham condoms from China (which presumably let the users "bend it like Beckham"), or the full .
  • One example of a reform proposal that could bend the curve is providing and funding more preventive care, which is cheaper than treating chronic diseases that develop when people .
  • 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.
News & Articles


  • John McCain in Christian Today -- Australia
    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."
  • Barack Obama in Reuters India
    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.
  • Max Planck in
    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... Darrell Hair Times of India Jul 8, 2010 9415 13123 bendable Researchers at Sony and the Max Planck Institute in Germany told the Journal of Physics: The displays have excellent brightness and are transparent, bendable and flexible. There are practically no display size limitations and they could be produced...

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