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bend a rule

Definition of bend a rule

  1. :  to not be strict or exact about following a rule <She's not really quite old enough to be admitted as a member, but she's very close, so I think we can bend the rule(s) a little in her case and let her in now.>



Word by Word Definitions

bendplay
  1. :  to constrain or strain to tension by curving

    :  to turn or force from straight or even to curved or angular

    :  to force from a proper shape

  1. :  the act or process of bending :  the state of being bent

    :  something that is bent: as

    :  a curved part of a path (as of a stream or road)

  1. :  a diagonal band that runs from the dexter chief to the sinister base on a heraldic shield — compare bend sinister

    :  a knot by which one rope is fastened to another or to some object

ruleplay
  1. :  a prescribed guide for conduct or action

    :  the laws or regulations prescribed by the founder of a religious order for observance by its members

    :  an accepted procedure, custom, or habit

  1. :  to exert control, direction, or influence on

    :  to exercise control over especially by curbing or restraining

    :  to exercise authority or power over often harshly or arbitrarily


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