Significado de “mend” - en el Diccionario Inglés

mend en inglés británico

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mendverb [ T ]

uk /mend/ us /mend/

B1 to repair something that is broken or damaged:

Could you mend this hole in my shirt?
UK I've left my watch at the jeweller's to be mended.
UK The plumber came to mend the burst pipe.
The country's president is seeking to mend relations with the United States.

Más ejemplos

  • A man's coming to mend the boiler this afternoon.
  • I thought I could mend the radio myself, but I've had to admit defeat.
  • Never try to mend a broken machine without disconnecting it from the electricity supply.
  • He wants me to mend his shirt for him, but I'm not going to!
  • He can mend anything - he's so good with his hands.

mendnoun [ C ]

uk /mend/ us /mend/

(Definición de mend del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

mend en inglés americano

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mendverb

us /mend/

mend verb (REPAIR)

[ T ] to repair cloth that is torn or something that is damaged:

Could you mend this hole in my shirt?
The country is seeking to mend relations with the US.

mend verb (BECOME WELL)

[ I/T ] to become well again after an illness or injury:

[ I ] The bones in my broken wrist took eight weeks to mend.
mend
noun us /mend/

(Definición de mend del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

mend en inglés de negocios

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mendverb [ T ]

uk /mend/ us

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.

mendnoun

uk /mend/ us
be on the mend informal

to be improving after a period of difficulty or failure:

The economy finally seems to be on the mend.

(Definición de mend del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)