Mend

Definition of Mend

Pronunciation: mĕnd
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Mended; p. pr. & vb. n. Mending.]
1.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.
2.To alter for the better; to set right; to reform; hence, to quicken; as, to mend one's manners or pace.
3.To help, to advance, to further; to add to.
You mend the jewel by the wearing it.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To grow better; to advance to a better state; to become improved; to recover; to heal.
on the mend
recovering from an illness or injury.

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