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U-bendnoun [C]

uk   /ˈjuː.bend/  us   /ˈjuː.bend/
a U-shaped ​piece of ​pipe, ​especially one under a ​toilet or ​sink, that ​holdswater in ​itslowerpart and ​preventsunpleasantgases from getting out
(Definition of U-bend from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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u-bendnoun [C]

uk   us  
GRAPHS & CHARTS a ​line on a ​graph that ​starts high, gets much ​lower, and then ​rises again, giving it the ​shape of the ​letter 'U'. It is also used to refer to ​situations in which something ​decreases and then ​increases again: The ​reportfound that happiness is a u-bend, ​decreasing until middle age and then ​rising again.
(Definition of u-bend from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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