bend (one's) mind

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bend (one's) mind

To consider, reflect upon, or think hard about something. If you would just bend your mind, I'm sure you could find a solution to the company's excess costs.
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bend your ˈmind/ˈefforts to something

(formal) think very hard about or put a lot of effort into one particular thing
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The number of moving parts in this British-European puzzle is enough to bend minds.
But as Surrey businessman Andrew Smith's United Plotowner's Associates attempt to purchase the Red Dragons from Manchester-based Alex Hamilton and administrators Begbies Traynor, ex-Bristol City boss Smith attempts to bend minds.
Snake, a soft hand-puppet with googly eyes and a big mouth, joins him in a clever, somewhat sadistic routine to make the arcane but fascinating point that, like snakes, early ventriloquists were thought to have the hypnotic power to bend minds. ("My mother made that puppet for me so I could take it with me to high school," he says dryly.
What stays is the dreadful corruption of language needed to bend minds to the mission, to turn people into fighters.
Just that he can truly bend minds. That he can hack into your brain as surely as some skilful people can hack into your computer.
US psychologist Ray Hyman - who watched laboratory controlled tests with Uri - said: "He could bend minds better than metal."