mending Definition

  • 1the action of repairing something
  • 2the process of becoming sound or healthy again

Using mending: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "mending" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The mending of the roof will cost a lot of money.

  • Example

    She spent the afternoon mending her clothes.

  • Example

    The doctor said that with proper mending, he would be able to walk again.

mending Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with mending

  • mending fences

    to repair or improve a relationship that has been damaged or strained


    After their argument, they spent the weekend mending fences and talking things through.

  • mend one's ways

    to change one's behavior for the better


    After getting in trouble with the law, he decided to mend his ways and turn his life around.

  • a stitch in time saves nine

    if you deal with a problem early, it will save you time and effort in the long run


    He fixed the leaky faucet as soon as he noticed it, knowing that a stitch in time saves nine.


Summary: mending in Brief

Mending [ˈmɛndɪŋ] refers to the act of repairing something or the process of becoming healthy again. It can apply to physical objects like clothes or buildings, as well as to people's health. Phrases like 'mending fences' and 'mend one's ways' describe repairing relationships and changing behavior for the better, respectively.

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