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[n] sewing that repairs a worn or torn place in a garment
[v] restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
[v] heal or recover; "My broken leg is mending"

Antonyms

break, bust

Misc. Definitions

\Mend\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mending}.] [Abbrev. fr. amend. See {Amend}.]
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. The best service they could do the state was to mend the lives of the persons who composed it. --Sir W. Temple.
3. To help, to advance, to further; to add to. Though in some lands the grass is but short, yet it mends garden herbs and fruit. --Mortimer. You mend the jewel by the wearing it. --Shak. Syn: To improve; help; better; emend; amend; correct; rectify; reform.
\Mend\, v. i. To grow better; to advance to a better state; to become improved. --Shak.

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