bend before

bend before (something)

To be pushed by something, usually the wind. As soon as I hung the sheets on the clothesline, they bent before the wind.
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bend before something

to bend under the pressure of moving air. The trees bent before the wind. Our roses bent gracefully before the breeze.
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traveled to Gee's Bend before his march to Selma and spoke to the townspeople; some of the residents even joined him in the march.
Myers started the season at South Bend before being sent to Lancaster midway through last season.