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mend

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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mendmend1 /mend/ ●●○ verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 repair.jpg repair [transitive] a) REPAIRto repair a tear or hole in a piece of clothing πŸ”Š My father used to mend our shoes. b) British EnglishREPAIR to repair something that is broken or not working syn fix πŸ”Š When are you going to mend that light in the hall? πŸ”Š Tim can mend any broken toy.β–Ί see thesaurus at repair2 become healthy [intransitive] informalMIRECOVER/GET BETTER if a broken bone mends, it becomes whole again syn heal πŸ”Š His leg isn’t mending as quickly as he’d expected.3 β†’ mend your ways4 β†’ 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 πŸ”Š I’ve tried to mend matters between us, but she’s still very angry.
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Examples from the Corpus
mendβ€’ I need to get my sleeve mended.β€’ Walters was off the team for a year while his ribs mended.β€’ It can cope with a cold, fight off a serious illness and with time, even mend a broken bone.β€’ Their clothes were mended as well as their bruises, their tempers and their hopes.β€’ Yes, she agreed with Louise, quarrels could be mended by talking.β€’ It used to stick and Emyr has mended it, but Hywel still kicks it.β€’ I had so little to do I spent all my time fussing over my hair and mending my clothes.β€’ They travelled in open formation, picking their way around obstacles and frequently having to stop to mend punctures.β€’ A pin was inserted to mend the fracture in his foot.β€’ I called a service engineer in to mend the lift.β€’ The children are taught to mend their own clothes.β€’ I can afford new ones, but find myself spending a couple of quiet hours mending them.β€’ Mending this problem will take more than money.β€’ Moses Mossop was regularly at work making and mending wooden barrels.
mendmend2 noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 β†’ be on the mend2 REPAIRa place in something where it has been repaired
Examples from the Corpus
mendβ€’ Every length of rope had mends and splices.β€’ They are still unrepresented in great cities such as Manchester and Liverpool, but they seem at last to be on the mend.β€’ Robby Thompson, on the mend from shoulder and back injuries last season, continued to have a tremendous spring.
From Longman Business Dictionarymendmend /mend/ noun on the mend improving again after being weakThe economy is now on the mend.
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Verb table
mend
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymend
he, she, itmends
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymended
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave mended
he, she, ithas mended
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad mended
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill mend
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have mended
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam mending
he, she, itis mending
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you, we, theyare mending
Past
I, he, she, itwas mending
you, we, theywere mending
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been mending
he, she, ithas been mending
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been mending
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be mending
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been mending
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