Definition of bend 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.
: 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
: the act or process of bending : the state of being bent
: something that is bent: such as
: a curved part of a path (as of a stream or road)
: 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
: 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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