Definition of Round the bend

1. Adjective. Informal or slang terms for mentally irregular. "It used to drive my husband balmy"

Definition of Round the bend

1. Adjective. (idiomatic) crazy, mad or insane ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Round The Bend

round of golf
round off
round out
round pelvis
round pneumonia
round pronator muscle
round robin
round robins
round scad
round shape
round shot
round steak
round table
round tables
round the Horn
round the bend (current term)
round the clock
round the twist
round top
round trip
round trips
round tuit
round tuits
round turn
round turns
round up
round whitefish
round window
roundabout way

Literary usage of Round the bend

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Between the Lights: And Other Verses by Will Lawson (1906)
"round the bend the leaders came With lazy shouldering stride, Toughened muscle and solid frame, Under the tawny hide. Sturdy bullocks, and well they hauled, ..."

2. Standard Practical Plumbing: Being a Complete Encyclopædia for Practical by Philip John Davies (1892)
"174, continue from 6 to K, which wiU be the exact distance round the bend. From d to E, Fig. 173, measure off the distance of the short line, and place this ..."

3. Supplement to Spons ̓dictionary of Engineering, Civil, Mechanical, Military by Edward Spon, Francis N. Spon (1880)
"... the same velocity, while in passing round the bend it would in virtue of centrifugal force exert a pressure tending to move the bend away from the jet. ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"17) ; then take & short fragment of tinsel or twist, and tie it on as shown ; wind this round the bend of the hook two or three times ; this forms the tag, ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1876)
"... and said that the forward momentum of the fluid in that line had to be destroyed in its passage round the bend DEF, and that this must bo effected by a ..."

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