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noun [countable] bend pronunciation in British English /bend/
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  1. 1
    a curve in a road, river etc
    As she approached the bend, a dog sprang into the road.
    bend in: We came to a sharp bend in the road.
    a sharp/tight bend: a sharp bend in the river
    round/around a bend: He sped around the bend, sounding his horn furiously.
    to round a bend (=go round a bend): Rounding the next bend, he saw the hotel ahead of him.
  2. 2
    a movement in which you bend your body, especially as an exercise
    Let’s warm up with a few bends and stretches.



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