Recent Examples of tend from the Web
The number of temporary visas issued each year tends to fluctuate with the economy.
These bacteria also tend to grow faster in warm, damp environments such as kitchen sponges, towels and drains.
In Wisconsin, tornado season tends to ramp up this time of year.
My favorite phone shows tend to run either 30 minutes or 60 minutes.
Obama tends to give advice, guidance, talk about the future of the party, and everyone’s places in it.
Staff shake-ups tend to disrupt campaign strategy, messaging and fundraising.
Revisionist history or speculative silliness tends to sully the beautiful music that six titles produced anyway.
Somewhat paradoxically, the younger the age of diagnosis, the more advanced the disease tends to be, said Recchia.
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Definition of tend
- tend to your own affairs
- tend to our correspondence
- tended to his wife
- tended her sick father
- tend the sheep
- tend the store
- tend the fire
TEND Defined for Kids
Definition of tend for Students
- She tends the garden.
- You should tend to business.
- Who's tending the store?
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