bend under one's own weight

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of bend under one's own weight

: to be too heavy to maintain a straight or normal position
  • The branches of the fruit tree were bending under their own weight.

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

under play
  1. : in or into a position below or beneath something

  2. : below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

  3. : in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. : below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

  2. : subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

  3. : receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. : lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side

  2. : facing or protruding downward

  3. : lower in rank or authority : subordinate

own play
  1. : belonging to oneself or itself

  2. used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. : to have or hold as property : possess

  2. : to have power or mastery over

  3. : to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed : admit

  1. : one or ones belonging to oneself

weight play
  1. : the amount that a thing weighs

  2. : the standard or established amount that a thing should weigh

  3. : one of the classes into which contestants in a sports event are divided according to body weight

  1. : to oppress with a burden

  2. : to load or make heavy with or as if with a weight

  3. : to increase in heaviness by adding an ingredient


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