bend

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 /bend/

For the verb: "to bend"

Simple Past: bent
Past Participle: bent

WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
bend [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (make curved)piegare vtr
bend viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (lean down)piegarsi v rif
bend viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be curved)flettersi v rif
  piegarsi v rif
bend viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (road: curve)curvare vi
 Dopo il passo, la strada curva verso Sud.
bend nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (curve in the road)curva nf
 
Additional Translations
the bends nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (decompression sickness)malattia da decompressione nf
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
bend back piegarsi all'indietro
bend down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (lean over)piegarsi, inchinarsi vtr
 The mother bent down to tie the child's shoe laces.
bend over vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (lean forward)piegarsi, chinarsi v rif
 James dropped his pen, so he bent over to pick it up.
 Gianni ha fatto cadere la penna, quindi si è chinato per raccoglierla.
bend over [sth/sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (lean over)piegarsi, chinarsi v rif
 Si è piegato sopra di me mentre ero davanti al computer e mi ha mostrato come si fa a usare il programma.
bend [sth] over vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (fold)piegare vtr
 He bent over the corner of the page to mark his place in the book.
 L'uomo forzuto piegò una bara di metallo facendo forza con la testa.
bend over backwards v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (make effort)  (figurato)farsi in quattro v rif
bend over backwards for [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (make effort)  (figurato)farsi in quattro per qlcn v rif
bend over backwards to do [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (make effort)  (figurato)farsi in quattro per fare qlcs v rif
bend the knee piegare il ginocchio
bend the truth v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative, euphemism (change, omit facts)  (figurato)distorcere la realtà vtr
 Lawyers have been known to bend the truth in order to win cases.
 Si sa che gli avvocati distorcono la realtà pur di vincere i processi.
bend to cedere v
Do not bend v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (on envelope)non piegare
 I wrote 'Do Not Bend' on the envelope that contained photographs.
 Scrissi "Non piegare" sulla busta che conteneva le fotografie.
drive [sb] round the bend v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." slang, figurative (make insane)  (colloquiale, figurato)mandare fuori di testa, mandare al manicomio vtr
   (informale, figurato)far diventare matto vtr
 You're driving me round the bend!
 Mi stai mandando al manicomio!
in bend in curva
river bend nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (curve of a stream)ansa del fiume nf
round the bend adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." slang, figurative (crazy, insane)  (colloquiale)fuori di testa agg
   (figurato, colloquiale)suonato agg
 What on earth are you doing? Are you completely round the bend?
 Cosa diavolo stai facendo? Sei completamente fuori di testa?
slight bend nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (gentle curve)leggera curva nf
 Don't turn left; just follow the slight bend to the left.
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