bend
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bend(
behnd
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make curved)
a. doblar
Bend the pipe to a 90 degree angle.Dobla el tubo en un ángulo de 90 grados.
b. curvar
Bend the sides in, and then you can put the top on.Curva los lados hacia adentro y luego puedes poner la tapa.
2. (to direct)
a. dirigir
She bent her gaze to the horizon just in time to see the last rays of the day.Dirigió la mirada al horizonte justo a tiempo para ver los últimos rayos del día.
b. concentrar
He bent his mind to planning the peace conference.Se concentró en planear la conferencia por la paz.
3. (to incline)
a. inclinar
The baby bent his head to the side in wonder at the sight of the ladybug.El bebé inclinó la cabeza hacia un lado maravillado al ver la catarina.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (curve)
a. la curva
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Look out. There's a sharp bend in the road ahead.Cuidado. Hay una curva cerrada adelante en el camino.
b. el ángulo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We'll need a few bends in these pipes to get the water from the street up into the tank.Necesitaremos unos ángulos en estos tubos para subir el agua de la calle hasta el tinaco.
c. el codo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(pipes)
The plumber always finds clogs in the bends.El plomero siempre encuentra obstrucciones en los codos.
5. (nautical)
a. la gaza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(knot or loop)
Tie a bend in the rope to make it easier to attach the anchor line.Ata una gaza a la cuerda para que sea más fácil sujetar la línea de anclaje.
6. (heraldry)
a. la banda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My family's coat of arms has a crimson bend running across it diagonally.El escudo de armas de mi familia tiene una banda de color carmesí que lo cruza en diagonal.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to become bent)
a. doblarse
The branch began to bend under the weight of the cat.La rama empezó a doblarse con el peso del gato.
b. inclinarse
The tree bent in the gale force wind.El árbol se inclinó por la fuerza del vendaval.
c. torcerse
The suitcase handle bent and needs to be fixed.Se torció el asa de la maleta y hay que arreglarla.
8. (to curve)
a. torcer
The road ahead bends to the right.El camino adelante tuerce a la derecha.
b. hacer una curva
The road bent into an incline and the fog merged with the forest.El camino hizo una curva hacia abajo en una pendiente y la niebla se confundió con el bosque.
9. (to submit)
a. ceder
Anthony refused to bend to the invaders.Anthony se negó a ceder ante los invasores.
bends
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
10. (illness)
a. la enfermedad de los buzos
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If you rise to the surface more quickly than your bubbles, you can get the bends.Si subes a la superficie más rápido que tus burbujas, te puede dar la enfermedad de los buzos.
b. el síndrome de descompresión
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You may panic and want to go up faster than you should, but that causes the bends.Podría entrarte el pánico y querer subir más rápido de lo que deberías, pero eso provoca el síndrome de descomprensión.
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bend
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of road, river)
a. la curva
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of pipe, arm)
a. el codo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be round the bendestar majara, zafado(a), piantado(a)
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to drive somebody round the bendsacar a alguien de sus casillas, poner a alguien a cien
the bendsenfermedad f de los buzos
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (general)
a. doblar
to bend one's arm/backdoblar el brazo/la espalda
do not bendno doblar
on bended kneede rodillas
to bend the rulesser flexible en la interpretación de las reglas
6. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
he bent my earme contó sus penas
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (road, river)
a. hacer una curva, girar
to bend under the strain of somethingceder bajo la presión de algo
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bend [bend] bent (past)
noun
1 (gen) curva (f); (in pipe etc) ángulo (m); (corner) recodo (m); (Náut) gaza (f)
dangerous bend curva peligrosa
he's round the bend! (Britain) ¡está chiflado! (informal)
to go round the bend volverse loco; to drive sb round the bend volver loco a algn (informal)
Your fidgeting is driving me round the bend
2
the bends (Med) la enfermedad de descompresión
3 (Heraldry) banda (f)
transitive verb
1 (make curved) [+wire] curvar; doblar; (cause to sag) combar; [+arm, knee] doblar; [+sail] envergar
on bended knee de rodillas
I almost begged him on bended knee to let the two accused men be tried in Scotland
to bend the rules for sb adaptar las normas a beneficio de algn
they were prepared to bend the rules for her
to bend sb to one's will doblar a algn a su voluntad
to bend sb's ear marear a algn (informal)
He might try to bend your ear with his plan for bringing harmony to Ireland Would you really want to be bothered by all those discarnate entities on the astral plane trying to bend your ear and get a word in edgeways?
2 (incline) [+body, head] inclinar
3 (direct) [+efforts, steps etc] dirigir;to a
to bend one's mind to a problem aplicarse a un problema
intransitive verb
1 [+branch] doblarse; [+wire] torcerse; [+arm, knee] doblarse; [+road, river] torcer;to the left a la izquierda;
2 [+person] (stoop) inclinarse; doblarse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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