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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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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.
For example, bending down your index finger on your left hand, this gives one ten and eight units, so 2 x 9=18.
Fire officials said that because Horton was bending down when the explosion occurred, the kitchen sink and counter top helped keep debris from hitting her.
The force was criticised for wasting money over the 19-year-old who was fined pounds 50 by magistrates after being arrested for bending down in front of two chocolate labradors and barking loudly at one of them.
Then, as I started walking home, I noticed someone bending down to pick the rubbish up.