Associations to the word «Mend»


MEND, noun. A place, as in clothing, which has been repaired by mending.
MEND, noun. The act of repairing.
MEND, verb. To repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced, decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay, injury, or defacement; to patch up; to put in shape or order again; to re-create; as, to mend a garment or a machine.
MEND, verb. To alter for the better; to set right; to reform; hence, to quicken; as, to mend one's manners or pace.
MEND, verb. To help, to advance, to further; to add to.
MEND, verb. To grow better; to advance to a better state; to become improved.
MEND FENCES, verb. (idiomatic) To repair damage to a friendship or relationship after a disagreement or other mishap.
MEND ONE'S PACE, verb. (dated) To speed up, travel faster; also, to adjust one's speed to match that of a companion.
MEND ONE'S WAYS, verb. (idiomatic) To recognise one's failings and attempt to remedy them

Dictionary definition

MEND, noun. Sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment); "her stockings had several mends".
MEND, noun. The act of putting something in working order again.
MEND, verb. Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please".
MEND, verb. Heal or recover; "My broken leg is mending".

Wise words

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