bend back


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bend back

to lean or bend backwards. He bent back to pick up the book, and he fell. When she bent back, she ripped something.
See also: back, bend

bend someone or something back

to curve or arch someone or something backward. We bent the child back a little so we could examine the spider bite. Ouch! Don't bend back my hand! Bend the branch back so we can get a better view.
See also: back, bend
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This is because the sides of the glass bend back and forth very slightly and very quickly--at the same speed each time.
Cutters' exclusive Reinforcer System[TM] will maximize performance and help prevent injuries--fingers bend forward, but won't bend back.
John Ferguson, bloodstock adviser to Sheikh Mohammed said: ``Sheikh Mohammed has kindly agreed to lease Refuse To Bend back to Mr Haefner so that the horse can run in the Breeders' Cup Mile in the Moyglare colours.
Bend back against your chair and expand your chest, with your arms hanging down.
He reaches around his worktable to touch Jesus on the shoulder, to bend back the boy's fingers just a little to better view the injured hand.
The dancer lifts her head up and over to lead the bend back.
Place both hands on lower back and bend back gently.
He suspects that the flexible end of the p53 protein may bend back over the molecule, preventing it from attaching to DNA.
The Grand Cherokee's mirrors are built to bend back almost all the way on a spring to handle this sort of terrain.
Cutters' exclusive Reinforcer System[TM] will maximize performance and help prevent injuries-fingers bend forward, but won't bend back.
Both men float upside down while looking directly at the viewer, even as their heads bend back to imply, paradoxically, that their eyes are turned upward toward the sky.
By Wednesday evening, however, the pain had increased and O'Neal could not bend back his hand.
The retractable roof on centre court was opened, and the heavy winds were strong enough to bend back court-side umbrellas and make almost every point an adventure.
Moving directly toward an observer at relativistic speeds, the lattice appears to bend back on itself until it looks almost spherical.