Adjective "mended" definition and examples

(Mended may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/mɛnd/

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Definitions and examples

verb

Repair (something that is broken or damaged)
  1. 'Now, at aged 17 he mends, sells and upgrades computers for people in the store in Trowbridge.'
  2. 'If there are any savings, hopefully we will be able to spend it on mending more footpaths.'
  3. 'We now start on the work of repair and refurbishment of pots and equipment, boats and engines, making and mending, cleaning and painting, there's no end to it - then the insurance - anyone want a job?'
  4. 'He and Marquis did a lot together, fixing broken pipes, mending the dock, and selling the lighthouse and fishing boat.'
  5. 'The faulty shearing machines are repaired, the broken cobbles are mended and the new by-pass built.'
  6. 'He also took a gun home from the safe, ostensibly to mend it or repair it or something.'
  7. 'The pre-sea trawler course teaches participants how to mend nets, do repairs, and other basic skills required for work on deep-sea factory-freezer trawlers.'
  8. 'An elderly heart attack victim cannot use his emergency alarm because BT engineers told him it could take up to a week to mend a broken phone line.'
  9. 'The crucially important thing now is that whatever fences were damaged or knocked are mended and rebuilt, and that we get on with the forthcoming challenges with a united front.'
  10. 'Eventually my clothes were clean and dried and mended and returned.'
  11. 'foot injuries can take months to mend'
  12. 'A father-of-three still in hospital almost three months after cheating death in a horrific car smash has been told it will be two years before his broken body is mended.'
  13. 'The next day I was mending, though it took another two weeks to recover fully.'
  14. 'So when another scan 16 months after the fall showed the ligament had mended, he was quick to contemplate getting back in the saddle.'
  15. 'A technique called pulse magnetic therapy is used to heal broken bones that won't mend under plaster, and it has also been shown to help with arthritis.'
  16. 'Mr Cobb was told that three-year-old Jenny had broken a joint in her right back leg, which had mended but not been set properly, and as a result she had a limp.'
  17. 'Fractured vertebrae do heal, but they become compressed, and may mend in a wedge shape.'
  18. 'She was in inescapable misery and I knew what that was like; not for the same reasons, but to be in a situation that would never mend itself, no matter what you did or how hard you tried to think a way out of it.'
  19. 'He did not mend his ways and the result of that failing was catastrophic.'
  20. 'The project may also include attempts to mend frayed relations between management and employees.'
  21. 'I will take a sensitivity training class and attempt to mend my chauvinistic ways.'
  22. 'The Supreme Court has also threatened that if the state government does not mend its ways these cases may be transferred to courts outside the state.'
  23. 'The play, she hoped, could serve as a mirror for us to see our own reflection, which eventually, might mend the broken love between us.'
  24. 'He cut taxes, took the first steps towards mending the broken pension system, and encouraged the immigration of workers with needed skills.'
  25. 'California went through all this many years ago, and is still paying for it and trying to mend the damage its water diversion schemes have created.'
  26. '‘We realize that our mistakes have placed us in a complicated situation, therefore we wish to mend it,’ Endriartono said.'
  27. 'Drastic decisions should essentially be avoided unless you have done everything you sincerely feel you should have in order to mend the adverse situation.'
Add fuel to (a fire)
  1. 'He put a big pot on, mended the fire, and lit his pipe.'

noun

A repair in a material.
  1. 'There is a mend in the seam section on the bias and the seam running underneath the bust needs some stitch re-enforcement.'
  2. 'Subsequently, the mend in the fabric had parted and the rent now revealed a knee with well-preserved skin covering some musculature.'

More definitions

1. to make (something broken, worn, torn, or otherwise damaged) whole, sound, or usable by repairing: to mend old clothes; to mend a broken toy.

2. to remove or correct defects or errors in.

3. to set right; make better; improve: to mend matters. verb (used without object)

4. to progress toward recovery, as a sick person.

5. (of broken bones) to grow back together; knit.

6. to improve, as conditions or affairs. noun

7. the act of mending; repair or improve

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be mended by coopers."

"fences can be mended."

"shoes can be mended."

"tears can be mended."

"says can be mended."

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Origin

(mend)Middle English: shortening of amend.

Phrase

mend one's manners
mend one's ways
on the mend
mend one's pace