动词过去式:bent 过去分词:bent 现在分词:bending 第三人称单数:bends
v (pt, pp bent/ bent; bZnt/)
1 [Tn, Tn.p] force (sth that was straight) into an angle; make crooked or curved 使弯曲
*It's hard to bend an iron bar. 把铁棒弄弯很不容易.
* The mast was bent during the storm. 桅杆在风暴中变弯了.
* The heat of the fire has bent these records. 火把这些唱片烤翘了.
* Touch your toes without bending your knees. 用手够到你的脚趾, 膝盖别弯曲.
* bend the wire up/down/forwards/back 把金属线弯上去[下去/向前/向後].
2 (a) [I, Ipr, Ip] (of an object) become curved or angular （指物体）弯曲
*The road bends to the right after a few yards. 这条路在几码远的地方转向右方.
(b) [I, Ipr, Ip] (of an object) turn downwards in a curve （指物体）向下弯
*The branch bent but didn't break when the boy climbed along it. 那男孩爬上树枝时, 树枝弯曲了, 但是没有折断.
(c) [I, Ipr, Ip, Tn, Tn.pr, Tn.p] (cause sb/sth to) bow or stoop (in a specified direction) （使某人）弯腰, 弯身; （使某物沿某方向）弯
*She bent down and picked it up. 她俯身把它拾起来.
* He bent forward to listen to the child. 他弯下身来听那孩子说话.
* The boy bent over to be caned. 那男孩子撅过屁股来挨藤条打.
* They (were) bent double crouching under the table. 他们蜷着身子蹲在桌子底下.
* His head was bent over a book. 他埋头读书.
3 [Tn.pr, Tn.p] turn (sth) in a new direction 使（某物）转到新的方向
*We bent our steps towards home. 我们转过脚步朝家走.
4 (idm 习语) bend the `rules change or interpret the rules, laws, etc in a way that suits oneself or the circumstances （根据情况）放宽规定; 变通; 通融. bend one's mind to sth direct one's thoughts to sth 专心于某事物
*He couldn't bend his mind to his studies. 他不能专心学习. bend/lean over backwards => backwards (backward). on bended `knee(s) (as if) kneeling to pray or to beg humbly （彷佛）跪下祈祷或卑躬屈膝地哀求.
5 (phr v) bend (sb) to sth (force sb to) submit to sth （迫使某人）屈服, 顺从
*bend to sb's will 顺从某人的意志
* bend sb to one's will 使某人顺从. be bent on sth/on doing sth be determined on (a course of action); have one's mind firmly set on (doing) sth 决心采取（
1 curve or turn, esp in a road, racecourse, river, etc 弯, 拐角（尤指道路、赛场跑道、河流等）
*a slight, gentle, sharp, sudden, etc bend 一个小小的、平缓的、急转的、突然出现的...弯.
2 sailor's knot for tying rope 绑结（水手打的绳结）.
3 (idm 习语) (drive sb/be/go) round the bend/twist (infml 口) (make sb/be/become) crazy; mad （使某人）发疯, 恼火
*His behaviour is driving me round the bend, ie annoys me very much. 他的行为使我很恼火.
1. "Exercise can help older adults improve strength, balance, the ability to bend, and prevents them from tiring as easily. "锻炼能帮助老年人增长力气，增强平衡和弯腰能力，防止过易疲劳。
2. It´s dangerous to overtake on a bend. 在转弯处超车十分危险.
3. I bend close to her and scarcely hear as she whispers, "Water." 我俯过身去，勉强听见她微弱的声音："水。"