Meaning of “bend” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ I, T ] us uk /bend/ past tense and past participle bent
Extra Examples
I bent down to have a look.He split his trousers when he bent over.She bent down and pulled up her socks.For the first exercise we had to bend over and touch our toes.I knew I'd hurt myself because I couldn't bend my arm.

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

He was bending over to tie his shoelaces.

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)