Bend before - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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.
bend before something
to bend under the pressure of moving air. The trees bent before the wind. Our roses bent gracefully before the breeze.
References in periodicals archive
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.