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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mend /ˈmɛnd/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mend /ˈmɛnd/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mend v. t. [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.
    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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mend, v. i. To grow better; to advance to a better state; to become improved; to recover; to heal.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: sewing or darning that repairs a worn or torn hole
           (especially in a garment); "her stockings had several
           mends" [syn: patch, darn]
      2: the act of putting something in working order again [syn: repair,
          fix, fixing, fixture, mending, reparation]
      v 1: restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn
           or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes
           please" [syn: repair, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish
           up, restore, touch on] [ant: break]
      2: heal or recover; "My broken leg is mending" [syn: heal]