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bend double

Definition of bend double

chiefly British

  1. :  to fold in the middle <I held on tight as my fishing rod bent double.> <He bent double in pain.>



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

doubleplay
  1. :  having a twofold relation or character :  dual

    :  consisting of two usually combined members or parts

    :  being twice as great or as many

  1. :  to make twice as great or as many: as

    :  to increase by adding an equal amount

    :  to amount to twice the number of

  1. :  to twice the extent or amount

    :  two together

    :  downward and forward from the usual position

  1. :  something twice the usual size, strength, speed, quantity, or value: as

    :  a double amount

    :  a base hit that enables the batter to reach second base


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