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bend

verb
noun
phrases
verb
1 verb move body forward and down
INTRANSITIVEcrom verb  c m ulúb verb  c m ucan you bend down? an féidir leat cromadh síos?he bent over the fire chrom sé anuas ar an tine
TRANSITIVEcrom verb  c m ulúb verb  c m uhe isn't allowed to bend his back níl cead aige a dhroim a chromadhshe was bent double with laughing bhí sí lúbtha ag gáire
2 verb (of arm, leg) move or be moved into bent position
INTRANSITIVElúb verb  c m ufeac verbyour arms should bend ba cheart go lúbfadh do ghéaga
TRANSITIVElúb verb  c m ufeac verbbend your knees lúb do ghlúine
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3 verb (of head) move or be moved forwards
INTRANSITIVEcrom verb  c m u
TRANSITIVEcrom verb  c m ushe bent her head to light a cigarette chrom sí a ceann chun toitín a lasadh
4 verb (road, river etc) turn INTRANSITIVEcas verb  c m ucor verb  c m uthe road bends to the right casann an bóthar ar chlé 5 verb (object) become not straight INTRANSITIVElúb verb  c m ucam verb  c m uthe frame bent lúb an fráma 6 verb push, fold etc (object) so not straight TRANSITIVElúb verb  c m ucam verb  c m udon't bend it ná lúb éshe bent it into a circle rinne sí ciorcal de 7 verb submit INTRANSITIVEgéill verb  c m utabhair isteach  c m uI wouldn't bend to him ní ghéillfinn dó to bend under pressure géilleadh do bhrú 8 verb PHYS (of light, sound waves) change direction or be changed
TRANSITIVElúb verb  c m ucas verb  c m uthe lens bends light rays lúbann an lionsa gathanna solais
INTRANSITIVElúb verb  c m ucas verb  c m ulight will not bend ní lúbfaidh an solas
noun
9 noun curve in a road, track, river etccasadh masc1  c m ucor masc1  c m ucoradh masc  c m ulúb fem2  c m uhe crashed at a right hand bend bhí timpiste aige ag cor ar thaobh na láimhe deisewe came around a bend in the road thángamar timpeall cor sa bhóthar, thángamar thart coradh sa bhealach mórI came off the last bend chuir mé an cor deiridh díom she overtook me on a bend scoith sí mé ar chor, scoith sí mé ag coradh, chuaigh sí tharam ar chasadh 10 noun bent positionlúb fem2  c m ucor masc1  c m ua slight bend in the knees cor beag sna glúine 11 noun SPOR forward or backward movementcromadh masc  c m ulúbadh masc  c m ua back bend cromadh droma
phrases

round the bend

informalas do mheabhaircraiceáiltear mireI was going round the bend bhí mé ag dul as mo mheabhair, bhí mé ag imeacht craiceáiltehe must be round the bend caithfidh go bhfuil sé as a mheabhair, caithfidh go bhfuil sé ar shiúl sa chloigeann

to drive sb round the bend

informal duine a chur as a mheabhairduine a chur soirshe drove me round the bend bhí mé céasta aici

to bend the rules

na rialacha a lúbadhna rialacha a bhogadh

to bend the truth

an fhírinne a chur as a riochtcló eile a chur ar an bhfírinne

to bend sb's ear

(also

to bend sb's ears

) informal duine a bhodhrú

to bend sb's mind

dul i bhfeidhm ar dhuineintinn duine a athrú

to bend your mind to sth

d'intinn a dhíriú ar ruddianmhachnamh a dhéanamh ar rud

to bend over backwards

informaldul as do bhealachdo sheacht míle dícheall a dhéanamhthey bend over backwards for him níl rud ar bith ann nach ndéanfaidís dó

to bend sb/sth to your will

(also

to bend sb/sth to your purposes

) duine/rud a ionramháil chun do leasa féin

on bended knee

(also

on bended knees

) 1 very humblyar do dhá ghlúingo humhalhe should ask them for funding on bended knee ba cheart dó dul síos ar a dhá ghlúin agus maoiniú a iarraidh orthu 2 kneelingar do ghlúineshe was down on bended knee bhí sí thíos ar a leathghlúin

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