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English definition of “mend”

mend

verb [T]
 
 
/mend/
UK to repair something that is broken or not working: They're sending someone round to mend the photocopier.
to find a solution to a problem: The new government pledged to mend the country's broken society.
mend fences/bridges/relations to try to improve a relationship with someone you have had a disagreement with: The industry is trying to mend fences with government, environmental groups, and the public.
mend your ways to begin to improve your behaviour after you have been behaving badly: The outcry over third-world child exploitation has shamed some employers into mending their ways.
(Definition of mend verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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