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mend in Illness & disability topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmendmend1 /mend/ ●●○ verb  1 repair.jpg repair [transitive] a) REPAIRto repair a tear or hole in a piece of clothing My father used to mend our shoes. b) British EnglishREPAIR to repair something that is broken or not working syn fix When are you going to mend that light in the hall? Tim can mend any broken toy.see thesaurus at repair2 become healthy [intransitive] informalMIRECOVER/GET BETTER if a broken bone mends, it becomes whole again syn heal His leg isn’t mending as quickly as he’d expected.3 mend your ways4 mend (your) fences5 end a quarrel [transitive]DEAL WITH to end a quarrel or difficult situation by dealing with the problem that is causing it syn repair I’ve tried to mend matters between us, but she’s still very angry.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
mendI need to get my sleeve mended.Walters was off the team for a year while his ribs mended.It can cope with a cold, fight off a serious illness and with time, even mend a broken bone.Their clothes were mended as well as their bruises, their tempers and their hopes.Yes, she agreed with Louise, quarrels could be mended by talking.It used to stick and Emyr has mended it, but Hywel still kicks it.I had so little to do I spent all my time fussing over my hair and mending my clothes.They travelled in open formation, picking their way around obstacles and frequently having to stop to mend punctures.A pin was inserted to mend the fracture in his foot.I called a service engineer in to mend the lift.The children are taught to mend their own clothes.I can afford new ones, but find myself spending a couple of quiet hours mending them.Mending this problem will take more than money.Moses Mossop was regularly at work making and mending wooden barrels.