bend1 S3 W3 past tense and past participle bent
1 [intransitive and transitive]
to move part of your body so that it is not straight or so that you are not upright:
Lee bent and kissed her.
She bent her head.
Bend your knees, but keep your back straight.
Emma bent over to pick up the coins.
I bent down to lift the box off the floor.
bend towards/across etc
He bent towards me and whispered in my ear.
to push or press something so that it is no longer flat or straight:
You need a special tool to bend the steel.
to become curved and no longer flat or straight:
Several branches started bending towards the ground.
when a road bends, it changes direction to form a curve:
The road bends sharply to the left.
to say something that is not completely true
to try very hard to be helpful:
We bent over backwards to finish it on time.
to talk to someone, especially for a long time about something that is worrying you
trying very hard to persuade someone to do something:
He begged on bended knee for another chance.
in a kneeling position:
He went down on bended knee and asked her to marry him.
to give all your energy or attention to one activity, plan etc
to do what someone else wants, especially when you do not want to