Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun bending

3 senses of bending

Sense 1
bending, bend -- (movement that causes the formation of a curve)
       => movement, motion -- (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

Sense 2
deflection, deflexion, bending -- (the property of being bent or deflected)
       => physical property -- (any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions)

Sense 3
bending -- (the act of bending something)
       => change of shape -- (an action that changes the shape of something)

Antonyms of verb bend

2 of 6 senses of bend

Sense 1
bend, flex -- (form a curve; "The stick does not bend")
       Antonym of straighten (Sense 1)
      => straighten, unbend -- (straighten up or out; make straight)

Sense 3
flex, bend, deform, twist, turn -- (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")
       Antonym of unbend (Sense 3)
      => unbend -- (free from flexure; "unbend a bow")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bend

6 senses of bend

Sense 1
bend, flex -- (form a curve; "The stick does not bend")
       => change shape, change form, deform -- (assume a different shape or form)

Sense 2
bend -- (change direction; "The road bends")
       => turn -- (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs")

Sense 3
flex, bend, deform, twist, turn -- (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")
       => change shape, change form, deform -- (assume a different shape or form)

Sense 4
crouch, stoop, bend, bow -- (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, flex -- (form a curve; "The stick does not bend")

Sense 5
deflect, bend, turn away -- (turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest)
       => turn -- (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs")

Sense 6
flex, bend -- (bend a joint; "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

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