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bending

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

marked by a long series of irregular curves
  • the river takes a long bending path to the sea

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bending

verb
present participle of bend

Synonyms & Antonyms of bending (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to cause to turn away from a straight line
  • she bent the blade of the knife when she got it jammed in the drawer

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3 to point or turn (something) toward a target or goal
  • bent all of his efforts toward making his first documentary film

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4 to turn away from a straight line or course
  • the stream bends slightly to the east

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“Bending.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bending. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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