Meaning of “bend” - Learner’s Dictionary

bend

verb [ I, T ] uk us /bend/ (past tense and past participle bent)
BODY

B2 to move your body or part of your body so that it is not straight:

He was bending over to tie his shoelaces.
OBJECT

B2 to become curved, or to make something become curved:

The trees were bending in the wind.
The road bent sharply to the left.
→ See also bend over backwards , bend/stretch the rules

(Definition of “bend verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)