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bend down

1. (of a person) To lean down or squat. I bent down to get my son's ball out from under the porch. I think I hurt my back when I bent down to pick up those boxes.
2. (of a thing) To lean closer to the ground. The way that shed is bending down makes me nervous that it will collapse soon.
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bend down

to curve downward; [for someone] to lean down. Please bend down and pick up the little bits of paper you just dropped. The snow-laden bushes bent down.
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Bend Down Low Community Dance Showcase takes place at the Florrie, in Dingle, on Saturday, at 7pm.
The on/off switch is on the base so you have to bend down to reach it.
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He couldn't even bend down, so you have to go at him,'' the Clippers' Cuttino Mobley said of Carter.
It made it hard to bend down and pick up my presents but it did the trick.
With your other hand, bend down the opposite end of the vine to form a circle that is slightly smaller than the desired diameter of your finished wreath.
Bend down the left leg until your hands reach your knee, shin or foot.
To check an object's weight before you bend down, tap the box with your foot.
Similarly, when you're bending down to pick up something heavy such as washing powder or tins of baked beans, you'll help protect your back if you squat, rather than bend down to pick it up.
Bend down from the hips so the upper body is parallel to the floor.
When you're trying jeans on, do the comfort test: can you bend down, bend your knees, sit down, raise your knees, and do the button up comfortably?
Paragon designed the kiln especially for people who do not want to bend down to load a kiln.
As one lady put it, "We must look up to the Church and not bend down to social comfortableness which is so prevalent today.
Wright is 5ft 4in short, while Crouch, so called because he has to bend down to head the ball, is 6ft 6in tall.
You would have to bend down to go in and out of the door.