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There are 18 meanings of the word Bending.

Bending - as a noun

Movement that causes the formation of a curve

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The property of being bent or deflected

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physical property
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The act of bending something

Hypernyms (Closely Related)
change of shape
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Bending - as a verb

To cause (something) to change its shape into a curve, by physical force, chemical action, or any other means.

Example: "Don’t bend your knees."

To become curved.

Example: "Look at the trees bending in the wind."

To cause to change direction.

To change direction.

Example: "The road bends to the right"

To be inclined; to direct itself.

(usually with "down") to stoop.

Example: "He bent down to pick up the pieces."

To bow in prayer, or in token of submission.

To force to submit.

Example: "They bent me to their will."

To submit.

Example: "I am bending to my desire to eat junk food."

To apply to a task or purpose.

Example: "He bent the company's resources to gaining market share."

To apply oneself to a task or purpose.

Example: "He bent to the goal of gaining market share."

To adapt or interpret to for a purpose or beneficiary.

To tie, as in securing a line to a cleat; to shackle a chain to an anchor; make fast.

Example: "Bend the sail to the yard."

To smoothly change the pitch of a note.

Example: "You should bend the g slightly sharp in the next measure."

To swing the body when rowing.

Example Sentences

"He noticed a slight bending in the metal rod."
"The bending of the tree branch indicated a strong gust of wind."
"She practiced her bending techniques in martial arts class."
"The ballet dancer showcased stunning bending movements."
"After the intense workout, his back was sore from all the bending."
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Word Game Points

Is BENDING a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, bending is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

BENDING has a SCRABBLE points total of 11.

Is BENDING a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, bending is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
BENDING has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 15.

Is BENDING a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, bending is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
BENDING has a WORDFEUD points total of 13.

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