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bend noun

ADJ. gentle, slight, wide | hairpin, sharp, tight Some of the hairpin bends had Ruth clinging to her seat. | dangerous | blind mountain roads with steep gradients and blind bends | left-hand, right-hand | final (= in a race) He had a winning lead off the final bend.

QUANT. series a series of dangerous bends

VERB + BEND come round, negotiate, round, take, turn He slowed down to negotiate the bend.

PREP. around/round a/the ~ The car vanished round a bend. | into a/the ~ I inched the car into the bend. | off a/the ~ He came off the bend in the lead. | on a/the ~ Slow down on the tight bends. | ~ in a wide bend in the river