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  • n  pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
  • n  a circular segment of a curve
  • 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
  • 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
  • v  change direction
    The road bends
  • v  cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
  • 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

  • FROM THE PTI ARCHIVE: The Power of Yoga It bends.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • Barack Obama in The Argus
    Dr. King said, "The arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
  • Charles Schumer in BusinessWeek
    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....
  • Clarence Thomas in 940 News
    The court bends over backwards to allow Panettito bring his current claim, despite no evidence that his condition has worsened, or even changed, since 1995, Thomas wrote.

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