Synonyms for bend


1. bend, crook, twist, turn, curve, curved shape
usage: a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
2. bending, bend, movement, motion
usage: movement that causes the formation of a curve
3. bend, curve, section, segment
usage: curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
4. fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend, angular shape, angularity
usage: an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
5. Bend
usage: a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range
6. bend, bend dexter, ordinary
usage: diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left


1. bend, flex, change shape, change form, deform
usage: form a curve; "The stick does not bend"
2. bend, turn
usage: change direction; "The road bends"
3. flex, bend, deform, twist, turn, change shape, change form, deform
usage: cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
4. crouch, stoop, bend, bow, bend, flex
usage: bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse"
5. deflect, bend, turn away, turn
usage: turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
6. flex, bend, move
usage: bend a joint; "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees"
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