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He bent and kissed her quickly.
She bent forwards and whispered in my ear.
Helen bent down to pick up her pen.
Bend over and touch your toes.
Tom was bent double, holding his stomach in pain.
tools that will not bend or break under stress
The slim branches were bending under the weight of their fruit.
This type of pipe can be easily bent by hand.
Bend the wires round the battery.
We bent the strips of clay into strange shapes.
His arm was so stiff he couldn’t bend it at all.
They shouldn’t bend the rules for him just because he’s the director’s son.
He came to me on bended knee asking for forgiveness.
This is the British English definition of bend. View American English definition of bend.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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