how to pronounce bend


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bend is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of bend in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… would simply just bend around that …”

meaning of bend

Bend means to change the direction of something, usually a line or a shape, by turning it around an axis.

bend frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word bend occurs in english on average 12.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics bend can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that bend can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to bend


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