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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 an object, 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 ?
He bends down his ear, to listen to her mutterings.
Before and after he hurls the challenge, Jesus bends down. He will bend down again at the Last Supper when he will wash the feet of the apostles.
WHEELY TOUGH Gerry Kelly bends down to remove clamp
The 19-year-old has posed as a sexy seductive Santa wearing a bra and black suspenders as she bends down seductively for the upcoming issue of Love magazine.
BARACK Obama bends down to let a little lad pat his hair in an iconic snap.
I'm the guy who bends down and pretends to use the poop bag, but I really just dig a hole in the sand and back-heel the horrible stuff into it.
He asks if the church recognizes victims along the road, gets off its high horse, bends down and has compassion.
First, after donning white socks to protect the canvas, the resident, accompanied by a staff member, bends down and rings a bell or asks the caregiver to ring it to signify that he or she is entering the labyrinth.
RESIST: Drunk Delbo King covers his eyes and bends down as an officer uses a spray; STRUGGLE: Two officers pull the former paratrooper to the ground; KICK CLAIMS: Delbo King