- 1 [transitive] mend something to repair a hole in a piece of clothing, etc. He mended a rip in his pants.
- 2[transitive] mend something to find a solution to a problem or disagreement They tried to mend their differences. see also fence-mending
- 3 [intransitive] (old-fashioned) (of a person) to improve in health after being ill/sick synonym recover He's mending slowly after the operation.
- 4[intransitive] (of a broken bone) to heal Idioms
NAmE//mɛnd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mend
he / she / it mends
past simple mended
-ing form mending
to find a solution to a disagreement with someone
mend (your) fences (with somebody)jump to other results
to stop behaving badly
mend your waysjump to other results