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Bend vs. Blend

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  • Bend (verb)

    To cause (something) to change its shape into a curve, by physical force, chemical action, or any other means.

    "If you bend the pipe too far, it will break."

    "Don’t bend your knees."

  • Bend (verb)

    To become curved.

    "Look at the trees bending in the wind."

  • Bend (verb)

    To cause to change direction.

  • Bend (verb)

    To change direction.

    "The road bends to the right"

  • Bend (verb)

    To be inclined; to direct itself.

  • Bend (verb)

    To stoop.

    "He bent down to pick up the pieces."

  • Bend (verb)

    To bow in prayer, or in token of submission.

  • Bend (verb)

    To force to submit.

    "They bent me to their will."

  • Bend (verb)

    To submit.

    "I am bending to my desire to eat junk food."

  • Bend (verb)

    To apply to a task or purpose.

    "He bent the company's resources to gaining market share."

  • Bend (verb)

    To apply oneself to a task or purpose.

    "He bent to the goal of gaining market share."

  • Bend (verb)

    To adapt or interpret to for a purpose or beneficiary.

  • Bend (verb)

    To tie, as in securing a line to a cleat; to shackle a chain to an anchor; make fast.

    "Bend the sail to the yard."

  • Bend (verb)

    To smoothly change the pitch of a note.

    "You should bend the G slightly sharp in the next measure."

  • Bend (verb)

    To swing the body when rowing.

  • Bend (noun)

    A curve.

    "There's a sharp bend in the road ahead."

  • Bend (noun)

    Any of the various knots which join the ends of two lines.

  • Bend (noun)

    A severe condition caused by excessively quick decompression, causing bubbles of nitrogen to form in the blood; decompression sickness.

    "A diver who stays deep for too long must ascend very slowly in order to prevent the bends."

  • Bend (noun)

    One of the ordinaries formed by two diagonal lines drawn from the dexter chief to the sinister base; it generally occupies a fifth part of the shield if uncharged, but if charged one third.

  • Bend (noun)

    Turn; purpose; inclination; ends.

  • Bend (noun)

    In the leather trade, the best quality of sole leather; a butt; sometimes, half a butt cut lengthwise.

  • Bend (noun)

    Hard, indurated clay; bind.

  • Bend (noun)

    The thickest and strongest planks in a ship's sides, more generally called wales, which have the beams, knees, and futtocks bolted to them.

  • Bend (noun)

    The frames or ribs that form the ship's body from the keel to the top of the sides.

    "the midship bends"

  • Bend (noun)

    A glissando, or glide between one pitch and another.

  • Blend (noun)

    A mixture of two or more things.

    "Their music has been described as a blend of jazz and heavy metal."

    "Our department has a good blend of experienced workers and young promise."

  • Blend (noun)

    A word formed by combining two other words; a grammatical contamination, portmanteau word.

    "The word brunch is a blend of the words breakfast and lunch."

  • Blend (verb)

    To mingle; to mix; to unite intimately; to pass or shade insensibly into each other.

    "To make hummus you need to blend chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic."

  • Blend (verb)

    To be mingled or mixed.

  • Blend (verb)

    To pollute by mixture or association; to spoil or corrupt; to blot; to stain.

Wiktionary
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  • Bend

    To strain or move out of a straight line; to crook by straining; to make crooked; to curve; to make ready for use by drawing into a curve; as, to bend a bow; to bend the knee.

  • Bend

    To turn toward some certain point; to direct; to incline.

  • Bend

    To apply closely or with interest; to direct.

  • Bend

    To cause to yield; to render submissive; to subdue.

  • Bend

    To fasten, as one rope to another, or as a sail to its yard or stay; or as a cable to the ring of an anchor.

  • Bend (verb)

    To be moved or strained out of a straight line; to crook or be curving; to bow.

  • Bend (verb)

    To jut over; to overhang.

  • Bend (verb)

    To be inclined; to be directed.

  • Bend (verb)

    To bow in prayer, or in token of submission.

  • Bend (noun)

    A turn or deflection from a straight line or from the proper direction or normal position; a curve; a crook; as, a slight bend of the body; a bend in a road.

  • Bend (noun)

    Turn; purpose; inclination; ends.

  • Bend (noun)

    A knot by which one rope is fastened to another or to an anchor, spar, or post.

  • Bend (noun)

    The best quality of sole leather; a butt. See Butt.

  • Bend (noun)

    Hard, indurated clay; bind.

  • Bend (noun)

    same as caisson disease. Usually referred to as the bends.

  • Bend (noun)

    A band.

  • Bend (noun)

    One of the honorable ordinaries, containing a third or a fifth part of the field. It crosses the field diagonally from the dexter chief to the sinister base.

  • Blend

    To mix or mingle together; esp. to mingle, combine, or associate so that the separate things mixed, or the line of demarcation, can not be distinguished. Hence: To confuse; to confound.

  • Blend

    To pollute by mixture or association; to spoil or corrupt; to blot; to stain.

  • Blend

    To make blind, literally or figuratively; to dazzle; to deceive.

  • Blend (verb)

    To mingle; to mix; to unite intimately; to pass or shade insensibly into each other, as colors.

  • Blend (noun)

    A thorough mixture of one thing with another, as color, tint, etc., into another, so that it cannot be known where one ends or the other begins.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Bend (noun)

    a circular segment of a curve;

    "a bend in the road"

    "a crook in the path"

  • Bend (noun)

    movement that causes the formation of a curve

  • Bend (noun)

    curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)

  • Bend (noun)

    an angular or rounded shape made by folding;

    "a fold in the napkin"

    "a crease in his trousers"

    "a plication on her blouse"

    "a flexure of the colon"

    "a bend of his elbow"

  • Bend (noun)

    a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range

  • Bend (noun)

    diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left

  • Bend (verb)

    form a curve;

    "The stick does not bend"

  • Bend (verb)

    change direction;

    "The road bends"

  • Bend (verb)

    cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form;

    "bend the rod"

    "twist the dough into a braid"

    "the strong man could turn an iron bar"

  • Bend (verb)

    bend one's back forward from the waist on down;

    "he crouched down"

    "She bowed before the Queen"

    "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse"

  • Bend (verb)

    turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest

  • Bend (verb)

    bend a joint;

    "flex your wrists"

    "bend your knees"

  • Blend (noun)

    an occurrence of thorough mixing

  • Blend (noun)

    a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings;

    "`smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog'"

    "`motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor' and `hotel'"

    "`brunch' is a well-known portmanteau"

  • Blend (noun)

    the act of blending components together thoroughly

  • Blend (verb)

    combine into one;

    "blend the nuts and raisins together"

    "he blends in with the crowd"

    "We don't intermingle much"

  • Blend (verb)

    blend or harmonize;

    "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"

    "This sofa won't go with the chairs"

  • Blend (verb)

    mix together different elements;

    "The colors blend well"

Princeton's WordNet
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