mend


mend
mend mend [mend] noun
on the mend improving again after being weak:

• The economy is now on the mend.

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mend UK US /mend/ verb [T]
UK to repair something that is broken or not working: »

They're sending someone round to mend the photocopier.

to find a solution to a problem: »

The new government pledged to mend the country's broken society.

mend fences/bridges/relations — Cf. mend relations
mend your ways — Cf. mend your ways
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mend UK US /mend/ noun
be on the mend — Cf. be on the mend

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • mend — vb Mend, repair, patch, rebuild are comparable when they mean to put into good or fitting order something that is injured, damaged, or defective. Mend basically implies a freeing from faults or defects {mend your manners} {the wound mended… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • mend — [mend] vt. [ME menden, aphetic < amenden,AMEND] 1. to repair (something broken, torn, or worn); restore to good condition; make whole; fix 2. to make better; improve; reform; set right [to mend one s manners] 3. to atone for; make amends for:… …   English World dictionary

  • Mend — (m[e^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mending}.] [Abbrev. fr. amend. See {Amend}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced, decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay, injury, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mend — ► VERB 1) restore to the correct or working condition. 2) improve. ► NOUN ▪ a repair in a material. ● mend (one s) fences Cf. ↑mend one s fences ● on the mend …   English terms dictionary

  • mend — [mend] verb [T] British I to repair something that is broken or damaged Have you mended the gate?[/ex] II noun mend [mend] be on the mend to be getting better after an illness[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Mend — Mend, v. i. To grow better; to advance to a better state; to become improved; to recover; to heal. Shak. [1913 Webster +PJC] {on the mend} pred. a. recovering from an illness or injury. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • MEND — bezeichnet: eine nigerianische Rebellengruppe, siehe Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta eine palästinensische Nicht Regierungs Organisation, siehe Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärun …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • mend — index ameliorate, amend, cure, develop, emend, fix (repair), meliorate, progress …   Law dictionary

  • mend — n. reform; repair; act of repairing; state of healing or improvement v. repair; improve; be improved; recuperate (from an illness) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mend — [v] correct, improve, fix aid, ameliorate, amend, better, condition, convalesce, cure, darn, doctor, emend, fiddle with, gain, get better, get well, heal, knit, look up, overhaul, patch, perk up, ready, rebuild, recondition, reconstruct, recover …   New thesaurus