I wield a whip and at the end of the song, I tell the boys to bend over.
And now, similarly, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee: "bend over and take it like a prisoner!"
Democrats will have to agree to some form of entitlement reform to bend the long-term cost curve.
No one has gone back yet to look, but the key thing is getting this isolation and then being able to bend the curve.
Once you attach an assumption to a piece of evidence," he retorts, "you start to bend the narrative to support it.
The old woman caught her by the arm so that she had to bend her head.
Everywhere we see the vine, and with every bend we seem nearer the South.
The Sioux may be at both ends of this bend, for all we know.
Here she anchored again, just round a bend of the river, and lay there for the night.
Tim made a slight motion, with his head, for his master to bend towards him.
Old English bendan "to bend a bow; confine with a string, fetter," causative of bindan "to bind," from Proto-Germanic base *band- "string, band" (cf. Old Norse benda "to join, strain, strive, bend"), from PIE root *bhendh- "to bind" (cf. Gothic bindan, Old High German bintan, Sanskrit badhnati "binds," Lithuanian bendras "partner;" Old Persian bandaka- "subject").
Modern sense (early 14c.) is via notion of bending a bow to string it. Cognate with band, bind, and bond. Related: Bended; bent; bending.
"a bending or curving," 1590s; "thing of bent shape," c.1600, from bend (v.). Earlier "act of drawing a bow" (mid-15c.). The bends "decompression pain" first attested 1894.
"broad diagonal band in a coat-of-arms, etc.," c.1400, from earlier sense of "thin, flat strap for wrapping round," from Old English bend "fetter, shackle, chain," from PIE *bhendh- (see bend (v.)).
v. bent (běnt), bend·ing, bends
To incline the body; stoop.