Bend: To shape according to one’s own purpose. To apply oneself closely; concentrate. To relax or make an exception. To force a different direction of shape. To deviate from a straight line or position. To incline the body. To cause a curved or angular shape. To make a concession; yield. To misrepresent; distort. To bring (something) into a state of tension. The act or fact of bending. The state of being bent. Something bent. A town in Central Oregon.