I wield a whip and at the end of the song, I tell the boys to bend over.
No one has gone back yet to look, but the key thing is getting this isolation and then being able to bend the curve.
By holding firm and refusing to bend to Republican demands for capitulation, Obama has broken the Republican Party.
Bandar has always been inclined to defy conventions and bend rules.
The president must appear to bend his domestic plans, in general, and health-care reform, in particular, toward the center.
The old woman caught her by the arm so that she had to bend her head.
The Islander had gone around the bend of the river, and I could see only her masts and rigging.
The Sioux may be at both ends of this bend, for all we know.
Sim would be able to run it up to the shore, and probably had done so beyond the bend.
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.