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bend

2 noun
     
bend2 [countable]
1 a curved part of something, especially a road or river:
The car came round the bend at a terrifying speed.
bend in
a sharp bend in the road
2 an action in which you bend a part of your body:
We started the session with a few knee bends to warm up.
3

drive somebody round the bend

British English spoken to annoy someone:
His attitude drives me round the bend.
4

be/go round the bend

British English spoken to be or become crazy:
I sometimes feel I'm going round the bend looking after young children all day.
5

the bends

MI a painful and serious condition that divers get if they come up from deep water too quickly

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