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Definition of "mend" []

  • To make repairs or restoration to; fix. (verb-transitive)
  • To reform or correct: mend one's ways. (verb-transitive)
  • To improve in health or condition: The patient is mending well. (verb-intransitive)
  • To heal: The bone mended in a month. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make repairs or corrections. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mend" in a sentence
  • "-- "Well, well," quoth the doctor, "I will make it up with your Majesty on these terms, -- as _you mend I'll mend_.""
  • "The intent of the mend is to create slack in faster water."
  • "The mend is such a major part of line control and can mean the difference between a five fish day and a ten fish day."