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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 ?
I picked up the hatchets and swung them by their heads from the sling of my arm; turned Montgomery over; picked up his revolver still loaded in two chambers, and bending down to rummage, found half-a-dozen cartridges in his pocket.
That in fact was his occupation, and for the next five minutes he kept thus winding the cord, flinging the top to the ground, and intently bending down to catch it on his hand, none of the others, not even the children, taking the slightest notice of him,--he entirely alone there with his poor little pleasure.
he said, bending down to her and blushing still more, but he waited and did nothing.
The snipe flying high above instantly folded its wings and fell into a thicket, bending down the delicate shoots.
On the video Mr Kelly can be seen bending down to unwrap the chain from around the front right wheel of a silver vehicle parked on a hatched box.
In an Instagram post, Armeena Khan shared a picture of accepting the proposal of her 'British Bae' who was seen bending down on his knee and presented ring to her.
She now weighs 23lb and, like most new mums, I'm always picking her up and putting her down, bending down to pick up her dropped toys and food.
Bending down these giddy dancing deer drink the morning moisture.
Miley's female fan is wearing a black and pink printed floral top and is seen bending down on her knees as she puts a ring on Miley's fingers.
Summary: Powerful winds which left trees bending down to the ground, and occasional showers finally hit the UAE on Saturday morning.
A WELSH soldier fighting in Afghanistan has revealed how he cheated death by bending down to tie his boots.
I thought he was bending down to talk to her children.
The exercise I mean is arms outstretched up and out, bending down, touching toes, games introduced such as netball, rounders, pass the ball, skipping.
He claimed the last thing he remembered was bending down to pick it up.
When I came round two girls and two men from the St John Ambulance were bending down to me.