bending meaning

  "bending" in a sentence
Noun: bending  bending
  1. Movement that causes the formation of a curve
    - bend 
  2. The property of being bent or deflected
    - deflection, deflexion [Brit] 
  3. The act of bending something
Verb: bend (bent)  bend
  1. Form a curve
    "The stick does not bend"
    - flex 
  2. Change direction
    "The road bends" 
  3. Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
    "bend the rod"
    - flex, deform, twist, turn 
  4. Bend one's back forward from the waist on down
    - crouch, stoop, bow 
  5. Turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
    - deflect, turn away 
  6. Bend a joint
    "bend your knees"
    - flex

Derived forms: bendings

See also: bendable, bender

Type of: change form, change of shape, change shape, deform, motion, move, movement, physical property, turn

Antonym: straighten, unbend

Encyclopedia: Bend, OR MSA Bend, OR Bend Bend, Or Bend, Texas Bend, TX Bend, Oregon



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  5. the branches were bending down with the weight of the apples.

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