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bend / curva
bend   [bend]
bent   verb: past tense   past participle
A. -noun
1. (generally)   curva (f)   (in pipe etcetera)   ángulo (m)
(=corner)   recodo (m)   (nautical)   gaza (f)
·dangerous bend
·curva peligrosa
a. he'noun round the bend!
(British, Great Britain)   *   ¡está chiflado! *
·to go round the bend
·volverse loco
·to drive somebody round the bend
volver loco a somebody, someone *
2. ·the bends
(medicine)   la enfermedad de descompresiónoun
3. (Heraldry)   banda (f)
B. -transitive verb
1. (=make curved)
[+wire]   curvar,   doblar
(=cause to sag)   combar
[+arm, knee]   doblar
[+sail]   envergar
·on bended knee
·de rodillas
·to bend the rules for somebody
·adaptar las normas a beneficio de somebody, someone
·to bend somebody to one'noun will
·doblar a somebody, someone a su voluntad
a. to bend somebody'noun ear   *   marear a somebody, someone *
2. (=incline)
[+body, head]   inclinar
3. (=direct)
[+efforts, steps etcetera]   dirigir   (to   a)
·to bend one'noun mind to a problem
·aplicarse a un problema
C. -intransitive verb
1. [branch]   doblarse
[wire]   torcerse
[arm, knee]   doblarse
[road, river]   torcer   (to the left   a la izquierda)
2. [person]
(=stoop)   inclinarse,   doblarse
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