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mend

verb [T] uk   /mend/ mainly UK us  
B1 to repair something that is broken or damaged: Could you mend this hole in my shirt? I've left my watch at the jeweller's to be mended. The plumber came to mend the burst pipe. The country's president is seeking to mend relations with the United States.

mend

noun [C] uk   /mend/ mainly UK us  
a place in a piece of clothing where a repair has been made
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