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As she approached the bend, a dog sprang into the road.
We came to a sharp bend in the road.
a sharp bend in the river
He sped around the bend, sounding his horn furiously.
Rounding the next bend, he saw the hotel ahead of him.
This is the British English definition of bend. View American English definition of bend.
old and in bad condition, or no longer effective