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mend /mend/
  • danh từ
    • chỗ vá, chỗ mạng
    • sự phục hồi, sự cải thiện
      • to be on the mend: đang phục hồi sức khoẻ, sắp khoẻ lại
  • ngoại động từ
    • vá, chữa, sửa chữa, sửa sang, tu bổ, tu sửa
      • to mend socks: vá bít tất
      • to mend a broken chair: chữa một cái ghế gãy
    • sửa, sửa đổi, sửa lại, chỉnh đốn
      • to mend one's way: sửa đổi tính nết; sửa lại; chỉnh đốn
      • to mend one's ways: sửa đổi tính nết, sửa mình, sửa đổi cách sống, tu tỉnh, cải tà quy chính
    • cải thiện, làm cho tốt hơn, làm cho khá hơn
      • that will not mend the matter: cái đó cũng không làm cho vấn đề khá hơn
  • nội động từ
    • sửa tính nết, sửa mình, tu tính
    • phục hồi (sức khoẻ)
      • the patient is mending nicely: người bệnh đang nhanh chóng phục hồi lại
    • least said soonest mended
      • (xem) least
    • to menh a fire
      • cho thêm củi (than) vào đống lửa (lò)
    • to mend one's pace
      • rảo bước, bước gấp lên, bước nhanh lên
Concise Dictionary
mends|mended|mendingmend
noun
+sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)
+the act of putting something in working order again
verb
+restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
+heal or recover

Thesaurus Dictionary
v.
1 repair, fix, patch (up), rectify, correct, remedy, restore, rehabilitate; heal:
When will you get round to mending the roof?
2 correct, improve, better, ameliorate, reform, revise, rectify, set or put right, emend:
When are you going to mend your ways?
3 heal, improve, recover, convalesce, recuperate, get better:
It took me a few months to mend after the accident.
n.
4 repair, patch:
You can hardly see where the mend is.
5 on the mend. recovering, recuperating, convalescing, convalescent, improving:
The good news is that father is on the mend after his attack.
Advanced English Dictionary
verb, noun
+ verb (especially BrE)
1 [VN] to repair sth that has been damaged or broken so that it can be used again: He mended shoes for a living. + Could you mend my bike for me?
2 [VN] to find a solution to a problem or disagreement: They tried to mend their differences.
3 [V] (of a person) to improve in health after being ill/sick
Synonym: RECOVER
He's mending slowly after the operation.
4 [V] (of a broken bone) to heal
Idioms: mend (your) fences (with sb) to find a solution to a disagreement with sb
mend your ways to stop behaving badly
more at SAY v.
+ noun
Idioms: on the mend (informal, especially BrE) getting better after an illness or injury; improving after a difficult situation: My leg is definitely on the mend now. + Does he believe the economy's really on the mend? + They've been to see a counsellor and their relationship seems to be on the mend.

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