to bend a bow

to bend a bow
to bend (to draw) a bow согнуть (сделать) лук

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  • bend (or bow) the (or one's) knee — submit. → knee …   English new terms dictionary

  • Bend — Bend, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bended} or {Bent}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bending}.] [AS. bendan to bend, fr. bend a band, bond, fr. bindan to bind. See {Bind}, v. t., and cf. 3d & 4th {Bend}.] 1. To strain or move out of a straight line; to crook by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bend — bend1 [bend] vt. bent, bending [ME benden < OE bendan, to confine with a string (< Gmc * bandjan < * bindan > BIND); hence, to fetter, bend (a bow)] 1. Obs. to cause tension in (a bow, etc.), as by drawing with a string 2. to force… …   English World dictionary

  • bend one's knee — ► bend (or bow) one s knee submit. Main Entry: ↑knee …   English terms dictionary

  • bow one's knee — ► bend (or bow) one s knee submit. Main Entry: ↑knee …   English terms dictionary

  • bend the knee — bend (or bow) the (or one s) knee (to) kneel in submission; submit …   Useful english dictionary

  • bend — bend1 bendable, adj. /bend/, v., bent or (Archaic) bended; bending, n. v.t. 1. to force (an object, esp. a long or thin one) from a straight form into a curved or angular one, or from a curved or angular form into some different form: to bend an… …   Universalium

  • bow — {{11}}bow (n.1) weapon for shooting arrows, O.E. boga archery bow, arch, rainbow, from P.Gmc. *bugon (Cf. O.N. bogi, O.Fris. boga, Du. boog, Ger. Bogen bow; see BOW (Cf. bow) (v.)). The sense of a looped knot is from 1540s. The musician s bow… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bend — I. /bɛnd / (say bend) verb (bent or, Archaic, bended, bending) –verb (t) 1. to bring (a bow, etc.) into a state of tension by curving it. 2. to force into a different or particular, especially curved, shape, as by pressure. 3. to cause to submit …  

  • bend — {{11}}bend (n.1) a bending or curving, 1590s; thing of bent shape, c.1600, from BEND (Cf. bend) (v.). Earlier act of drawing a bow (mid 15c.). The bends decompression pain first attested 1894. {{12}}bend (n.2) broad diagonal band in a coat of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bend — I. verb (bent; bending) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bendan; akin to Old English bend fetter more at band Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to constrain or strain to tension by curving < bend a bow > 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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