There are 2 main translations of bend in Spanish

: bend1bend2

bend1

curva, n.

Pronunciation /bɛnd//bɛnd/

noun

  • 1

    (in road, river) curva feminine
    (in pipe) ángulo masculine
    (in pipe) codo masculine
    to take a bend coger una curva Spain
    • All that is left to do is make a bend in the wire, slightly below the tubing to make a lever for attaching a spring or switch machine.
    • We rounded the bend of the road that would put us in view of the forest, and within in our line of sight was smoke.
    • Sometimes there's a bend in the tape at the end, and there may even be a crease.
    • She rounded the bend into the quiet road where the hotel was.
    • We rounded a bend in the road and saw our first big trees: cinnamon columns behind a scrim of falling snow.
    • To install the first hoop make a bend in a piece of wire about a 1/4" from the end.
    • There are bends in some polymers and some are interacting with each other.
    • There's a bend in the right frame rail near the front, and the lunette is a bit bent.
    • This is really the best way of cleaning the tube as sometimes there's a bend in the tube, thus it cannot. be cleaned out using a wire.
    • He lifted his arm in a farewell as he rounded the bend in the road.
    • When there are many bends in the air path, ventilation resistance will increase.
    • As she rounded the bend in the path, she saw a man standing in the middle of the clearing.
    • As they rounded the bend on the road near the tennis court at Brookhill a man known to both of them appeared suddenly in the headlights only a few feet away.
    • My father did not turn again as the car drove quickly off up the hill and disappeared round a bend in the road.
    • We rounded the bend in the road right before our neighborhood.
    • Trusting to instinct she held the bar steady and peered ahead, not daring to look at the bend in the wing as it took the added strain.
    • It's completely ruined now, there's a bend in it that won't come out.
    • So we finished our trip having traversed the distance along the mountain side, by rail or road, the river echoing the bends and curves with a constant murmur that kept us company.
    • Danny wanted to get a double header and kept his bait in the water, but then turned and saw the bend in the rod and quickly picked up his bait and climbed to the helm.
    • About half-way back to Boston I slowed down even further to go round a blind bend in the road, to come upon a police car and a mobile speed camera.
    • Leaping over a fallen branch, Kina flew past the large river and rounded a bend in the trail.
    • I rounded a bend in the road later, and nearly fell over myself when I saw who waited for me, sitting primly on a rock on the roadside.
    • Just look at the bend in the rod.
    • Furthermore, although the line is a circle, there are bends in either direction throughout its course so the underlying assumption is clearly wrong.
    • He made a bend in a steel rod by heating it and fixed it to make short strokes.
    • Hold the fold and squeeze it for a few seconds to make a bend in the neck.
    • They rounded a bend in the path and could now see a river up ahead.
    • A key feature of the work will involve putting actual bends back into the river, which many years ago was previously straightened.
    • We saw the bend in the rod and Chris commented that this was a much heavier fish.
    • As she rounds a bend in the path, she stops suddenly, taken aback by the view of a cascade of clear, blue water tumbling from atop a small cliff.
    • The chimney has to be opened at frequent intervals to insert the liners, essential if there are bends in the flue.
    • Wire mesh lends itself to gentle curves and sharp bends, so you can use it to construct fences in any configuration you like.
    • I wasn't going too fast but probably faster than conditions warrant, for you never really know what's round the next bend in the road.
    • In the 70°C samples, semicircles and sinusoidal bends are observed.
    • As he rounded a bend on a winding road, three slabs fell off.
    • Where there are bends in the ductwork an explosion vent of the appropriate size should be positioned on the bend.
    • They chatted until they rounded a bend in the road and both of them fell silent.
    • Rounding a bend in the road, she pulled up sharply to park, and stepped out, walking quickly towards the pharmacy.
    • First hold both ends of the wire together and make a bend in the middle.
    • One day we came round a bend in the river and saw a big boat with a strange flag.
  • 2

    Nautical
    (knot)
    gaza feminine
    • In addition, Seamen must know which knot, bend, or hitch will serve best in a particular circumstance.
    • The most important use for the Carrick bend which comes to my mind is the is the joining of two towing lines or anchor cables.
    • Even so it is a very secure bend and can put up with a good deal of strain and movement. It can also be used to tie a bend with thin line.
    • The sheet bend, and in some cases the fisherman's knot, are simple binding knots that can replace the reef knot.
    • But then I tied a Hunter's Bend and another similar knot, comparing it to the pictures.
  • 3bends plural

    the bends la enfermedad del buzo

transitive verb

  • 1

    (pipe/wire/branch) torcer
    (pipe/branch/wire) curvar
    (leg/arm/back) doblar
    (leg/back/arm) flexionar
    [ S ]do not bend no doblar
    • he was bent double with pain se retorcía de dolor
    • bend your head back/forward inclina / echa la cabeza hacia atrás/adelante
    • they sat in silence, heads bent over their work estaban en silencio, concentrados en su trabajo
    • Remember to keep your abs tight, hold your low back in a slight arch and bend your body from the hips.
    • His legs were crossed in gentleman's fashion and he continually crinkled the paper, bending it in all shapes possible.
    • Today's accelerators use quadrupole magnets to bend the flight paths of relativistic electrons towards a converging point.
    • This model, which was eight months in the design and making, is made from a single piece of steel that is bent to make the shape of the chair.
    • He gave a shuddering sigh, and bent his body into a fetal position.
    • I used some of my tools to cut the metal up into the right shapes, bent it around the frame of the fighter, and used a welding laser to melt it together.
    • She bent her body and laid herself on her side above Archie's paper.
    • Pressing your weight through that foot to lift your body, bend your left leg and bring it forward next to your right leg.
    • Keep the shoulders in a steady, stable position and don't allow them to move as you bend your elbows.
    • This material is light, wears well and springs back to shape after being bent.
    • Fiberglass is relatively brittle but can be bent around large-diameter curves.
    • She positioned her hand and bent her wrist slightly, aiming her fingers down.
    • The force of the winds bent their wings, sending them crashing to the ground below.
    • The two ends are bent into a U shape with one end being South and the other North.
    • I placed my hands on my hips and started bending my knees, moving down.
    • I tried to appear more casual and passive, shifting my body weight to one leg and bending my opposite leg at the knee a bit.
    • Being the genius that I am, I decided that I would try and bend them back into shape, only to snap the arm completely off.
    • I didn't exactly sit up, but more bent my body in half and slumped against the wall.
    • The sheet is enlivened, as a field is when the wind bends grass all in one direction.
    • The spoon had been bent into such a shape that would provide louder clanging, and the pot was misshapen, being dented in many places.
    • Encourage the stem that will form the new plant to grow straight by gently bending it into an upright position and attaching it to a cane.
    • He just stood there for a while, and then bent his massive body over to get the bill when he thought no one was looking.
    • It's that love that keeps the dancer working to bend the body toward perfection and at the same time recognizing the impossibility of achieving it.
    • I spent nearly an hour trying to true it using the pads in the caliper as a guide and my fingers to bend it back into shape.
    • He bent his body, so he could put his hands into the water.
    • Bounce on both legs, straighten your knees, twist and bend your upper body forward, and pull straight down with both hands.
    • When he arrived, he found Lona using a plasma smelter on the alorium plate, bending it into new shapes for reinforcing her armor.
    • Rather than initially bending the bow piece to its final semicircular shape, it is bent initially to a shape that is the long half of an ellipse.
    • Stand up straight, bend your left knee, and lean forward until you can touch the floor with both hands.
    • The results from the Africa expedition provided the first confirmation of Einstein's theory that gravity will bend the path of light when it passes near a massive star.
    • Exasperated, Ted bent his upper body onto the table so that he was at eye level with Jacob.
    • I am unable to sit, hold anything firmly or bend my hands and legs, body.
    • I then slip his glasses off before he bends them out of shape like he has before.
    • I took my position once again, bending my knees low, bringing my arms up, keeping my hands steady, and shot the ball.
    • By contrast, steaming and bending the same straight grained piece of wood to the desired shape will result in a much stronger part.
    • With your upper arms locked in position, bend your elbows to bring the bar toward your forehead.
    • Reinforce the action by bending the upper body forward with your left arm.
    • Shapes were created by bending the hammered bars around angles on the anvil.
    • A New Caledonian crow in captivity learned how to bend a piece of straight wire into a hook to probe for food.
    • Standing with your back against a wall, feet stance-width apart and a foot from the wall, lower yourself toward a sitting position by bending your knees.
  • 2formal

    (direct)
    (energies/attention) concentrar
    to bend one's steps/gaze toward sth dirigir sus (or mis etc.) pasos/la mirada hacia algo
    • Having succeeded so far the witness bent his attention to the office, when he found that a chest of drawers had been pillaged, and part of the contents packed up in a bundle that lay under the window looking into the street.
    • She was far more interested in the spiritual welfare of her children than in any material gain, and she bent her efforts to that end.
    • When his choice was made he bent his attention to the table.
    • They are ready to bend their skills and energy to every table, every serving; you will be waited on as you have never been waited on before.
    • For these reasons, he bent his efforts to implement a plan to transform music into a well-loved and respected art.
    • Shrugging, he found more food then bent to the task of bailing out the boat, groaning as he began.
    • Then shaking his shoulders he bent his attention to the old man in the shadow of the chair.
    • For several years he bent his efforts to the building of a railroad through the County.
    • Seeing that there would be no reasoning with the princess for the rest of the day, he bent his mind to the task of keeping power flowing into Mara.
    • Instead, he bent all his efforts toward becoming a fighting soldier, and succeeded.
    • All energies will now be bent to the task of reintegration and reconciliation.
    • With a mental shrug he bent his thoughts to the serious changes lying ahead.
    • James being freed by the peace from all other cares, bent his attention to the conclusion of a matrimonial alliance, which he had during the last year been attempting.
    • He bent his thoughts to see if he could pick up on Chanet's thoughts.
    • He now bent all his efforts to carry into execution a project designed for the sons of the wealthy planters of Louisiana, with whom he was an unbounded favourite.
    • The men’s backs are turned to the wave, and bent to the task of rowing.
    • Now they are bent to the task of creating the first Nigerian pages on the university's Web server.
    • Simple experiments prove, however, that when those energies are bent to the wrong ends, there is severe backlash.
    • Again Alex berated herself for wool gathering, and bent back to the task at hand.
    • With characteristic energy he bent his efforts to the immediate development and improvement of the land, which he converted into a fine farm that he cultivated throughout his remaining days.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1

      (handle/pipe/wire) torcerse
      he had to bend to get through the door tuvo que agacharse para pasar por la puerta
      • to bend forward/backward inclinarse hacia adelante/atrás
      • to bend down agacharse
      • to bend over inclinarse
      • A hull plate that has bent into a large curve marks the halfway-back point on the starboard side of the wreck.
      • Right children now I want you to pretend you're a tree bending in the wind.
      • One of his gossamer wings had been snapped off and the other was bent at a sharp angle, the many broken nerves causing it to twitch feebly.
      • Huge cracks blemished the skis, the bindings were grotesquely twisted, and the poles bent at right angles.
      • It is shaped like a Greek cross with its arms bent at right angles.
      • Post-cyclonic palm trees on either side of the motorway were bent like hunchbacks.
      • There's nothing better than a wicked summer storm, when it gets night-time dark at 1 in the afternoon and the trees bend in the wind.
      • Make sure they are not bent or out of shape, as this will certainly cause reliability and functioning problems.
      • Weights were then progressively added to the weighing boat which caused the petiole to bend, curving upwards.
      • Even the palm trees bend at a picture-postcard angle.
      • The empty air in front of Daney shimmered slightly and seemed to bend, curve, to allow a human form to take shape.
      • It's raining now; I see the leaves on the vines that cover the window bending in the wind.
      • They, in turn, caused the trees to bend over the river and form a bridge to a land of peace and safety.
      • Quinn had nice writing, it all flowed down almost like cuts yet it managed to curve and bend to create a graffiti style image.
      • And if light paths are not straight but bent, then space is not flat but curved.
      • The trees bent and curved up around them on both sides, forming a natural cathedral.
      • A gun is a black object made of plastic and bent at a right angle.
      • Do not use the needle if the tip is bent, curved or you can see spurs.
      • The trees on both sides of the highway are bent and fallen, all pointing straight east as if in accusation.
      • Now was time to use my new toy, the strip heater, since I needed a nice straight line bent at a sharp angle.

    • 1.2

      (river/road) hacer una curva
      to bend to the right/left torcer a la derecha/izquierda
      • Taking the back road to the golf club, you can imagine him sweeping round that bend into the tiny road.
      • I have to turn the steering wheel fast as we are moving so quickly I cant make out how the road will bend next.
      • The river bends inwards away from here, and they could have lit a fire and camped with their tents against the cliffs for protection against the winds.
      • Every scene looks as though it is a beautiful painting of a clean and fresh outdoor scene - the river bends at just the right spot, the sun glints off of the water at just the right angle.
      • But then the path would bend, and there it would be again, closer.
      • Follow the road as it bends round to the right then where the road bends to the left take the footpath straight on.
      • The track bends sharp left over a stream and at this point leave it via the stile facing you on the far side of the bend.
      • Follow this road heading out of the village, over a bridge across the Leeds and Liverpool Canal then follow the road bending round to the right.
      • Thousands of roads twisted, bent, paralleled, and crossed for miles.
      • At the covered shelter, which gives the impression that the forest floor is growing above your head, the path bends to the left.
      • The track bends round to a junction with a yellow waymarker on the left.
      • The path joins a clear track after a while, which you follow for a short distance then where this track bends away to the left continue straight on alongside the perimeter fence.
      • Another descent path is reached on the left which bends down to the old road.
      • If my memory is accurate, we will follow this river as it bends around a corner, and continue along it until it leads to the high meadow where we established our Base Camp.
      • The road bends sharply to the left and crosses a bridge.
      • The road bends as it crosses the bridge, and residents say a high hedge makes visibility particularly poor.
      • Soon the track bends to the right as you pass open moorland.
      • This time, though, we walked in the other direction, and sat on a bench where the river bends dramatically, before finding its way to the Lock.
      • There is where the road bends upward and where some domestic goats once got loose and established a wild herd on a rocky ledge.
      • At the end of the straight section, the road bends to the right and appears to go down slightly.

  • 2

    (submit)
    ceder
    to bend (to sth) ceder (a algo)
    • he bent to her will/wishes cedió a su voluntad/sus deseos
    • The Chancellor promised to listen but, crucially, not to bend to such protests.
    • If anything, his critics claim he has been far too willing to bend to the will of Westminster.
    • Her beauty, intelligence, and talent made her well-respected in her tribe, and made her father likely to bend to her will.
    • If he was not prepared to bend to his wife's wishes on this, will he acquiesce to any pleas for extra cash in the future?
    • An effective law reflects the will of the society; society does not, outside of a police state, easily bend to the will of the law.
    • The band are waiting to see if their original indie label will bend to their wishes and release the single next year.
    • The company has refused to bend to their pay demands stressing the ‘fair’ offer they believe they have made.
    • In social circles, we joke about being Aesthetes of Style, but realize that we have to bend to client's wishes to survive in the marketplace.
    • He can force ministers and virtually anyone to bend to his will, and if they are recalcitrant he could call their bluff and take the case to the people.
    • Roxanne tells him that he is now her servant, and must bend to her will.
    • He isn't happy about being forced to bend to my will, but he seems to enjoy the juice anyway.
    • Beneath the rhetoric is the obvious: they simply want the American university to bend to their agenda.
    • You think that since you have money and power you can force others to bend to your will.
    • Would they bend to her willful forces and persuasion?
    • And by tradition, the chief may often be compelled to bend to such wishes.
    • I also wouldn't kidnap her against her will and force her to bend to my will.
    • The moral, social, political, and legal order must bend to the individual definition of truth, no matter how willful or arbitrary.
    • It may make the people outside who organized the boycotts very happy because they made a few corporations bend to their wills and therefore show that they have power and influence.
    • Each of the smaller stories is as interesting as the main story, especially the one focused on Erik and his refusal to bend to the will of the Danish overseers.
    • What is to stop him from forcing us all to bend to his might?

There are 2 main translations of bend in Spanish

: bend1bend2

bend2

banda, n.

Pronunciation /bɛnd//bɛnd/

noun

  • 1

    (in heraldry)
    banda feminine
    • This device of a fountain appears in the arms of the family, where six wells, which form the source of the River Stour appear with a bend on the shield.
    • Its own name is of heraldic origin and refers to the three roses in a bend on the shield of the counts of Wasserburg.
    • Something bothersome about this particular image is the way in which the bend alternates direction to become a bend sinister.
    • For example a single charge all alone on a shield is assumed to be in the center. If there is a Bend on the shield, however, it would need to be noted whether the charge appeared on the Bend itself, in the upper portion, or the lower portion.
    • The three wavy bends on the shield are the three main rivers in the district.