What does the word bend mean?

Usage examples for bend

  1. From dawn till dark, the slaves are required to bend to their work. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. They saw it bend a tree at the edge of the clearing and heard the tree snap loudly as it broke and fell across the path. – Sunny Boy in the Country by Ramy Allison White
  3. I bend and pick it up. – The Monk and The Hangman's Daughter by Adolphe Danziger De Castro and Ambrose Bierce