Synonyms for bending


1. bending, bend, movement, motion
usage: movement that causes the formation of a curve
2. deflection, deflexion, bending, physical property
usage: the property of being bent or deflected
3. bending, change of shape
usage: the act of bending something


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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