bend double

Definition of bend double

chiefly British
:to fold in the middle
  • I held on tight as my fishing rod bent double.
  • He bent double in pain.

Word by Word Definitions

bend play
  1. : to constrain or strain to tension by curving

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

  3. : to force from a proper shape

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

  2. : something that is bent: such as

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

  1. : a diagonal band that runs from the dexter chief (see 3chief 1) to the sinister base (see 1base 4) on a heraldic shield — compare bend sinister

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

double play
  1. : having a twofold relation or character : dual

  2. : consisting of two usually combined members or parts

  3. : being twice as great or as many

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

  2. : to increase by adding an equal amount

  3. : to amount to twice the number of

  1. : to twice the extent or amount

  2. : two together

  3. : downward and forward from the usual position

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

  2. : a double amount

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


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