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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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References in classic literature ?
So he walked forward to the tree, but just as he came under the first branches they bent down and twined around him, and the next minute he was raised from the ground and flung headlong among his fellow travelers.
When a big branch bent down to seize him the Woodman chopped at it so fiercely that he cut it in two.
His head was bent down, his bright eyes were fixed upon me, his stumpy hands clenched and held close by his side.
When the first surprise was over, Jehanne de la Tarme bent down to the ear of la Gaultière,--
She bent down and peered keenly up into the eyes of the girl.
The women cried over Cathy, so did even those stern warriors, the Rocky Mountain Rangers; Shekels was there, and the Cid, and Sardanapalus, and Potter, and Mongrel, and Sour-Mash, Famine, and Pestilence, and Cathy kissed them all and wept; details of the several arms of the garrison were present to represent the rest, and say good-bye and God bless you for all the soldiery; and there was a special squad from the Seventh, with the oldest veteran at its head, to speed the Seventh's Child with grand honors and impressive ceremonies; and the veteran had a touching speech by heart, and put up his hand in salute and tried to say it, but his lips trembled and his voice broke, but Cathy bent down from the saddle and kissed him on the mouth and turned his defeat to victory, and a cheer went up.
And a great murmur of wonder went up from the village- folk as the Mayor bent down and fastened it round the dog's neck with his own hands.
In one house I tried a celebrity's dress on, bent down and ripped it
A 31-year-old Egyptian journalist, who was caught on a CCTV camera groping a woman shopper as she bent down to put some groceries in the shopping basket, has been jailed for three months by the Court of First Instance.
Fellaini clearly did not feel it was a foul and he bent down to shout at the Argentinian as he lay face down on the floor.
Miley reportedly got mock-engaged to the female "Smiler," who bent down to her knees and gave her favorite singer a big ring, too.
The Bristol bomber suffered his embarrassing wardrobe malfunction when he bent down to line up a putt on his second hole - and felt his tailored trousers rip 10 inches under the crotch.
He bent down a little then and spoke gently into her ear but again there was no response and now he bent down fully and looked at her face closely, and then he knelt down.
The newlyweds bent down to speak to wheelchairbound Terry Joyce, 47, from Ottawa.
They bent down to chat with the mourners at the mass celebrated in a trade centre, part of which has been turned into a makeshift refugee camp after two quakes on Wednesday left many homeless.