The fire needs mending.
They took a long time to mend the roof.
He had taken his watch to be mended.
I mended the computer for her.
She helped me mend the puncture.
I should have had the catch mended, but never got round to it.
You'll need to take your shoes to the cobblers to have them mended.
He sent Evans as his personal envoy to discuss ways to mend relations between the two countries.
I felt that might well mend the rift between them.
He must have a major operation on his knee to mend severed ligaments.
Obviously this technique won't mend a broken leg or undo an accident.
Nothing can mend a broken heart.
While you rest, the muscles will mend themselves.
He spent the evening mending socks.
I've mended the hole in the sleeve of your jacket.
You can watch the fishermen mending their nets.
vi. to make do and mend：修修补补对付着用
Economic uncertainty ought to have persuaded consumers to make do and mend.
vi. to mend fences：消除隔阂；言和；重归于好
The two have also agreed to mend fences and have an amicable relationship after nine months of bitterness.
He is eager to help mend fences between management and unions.
He has been trying to mend fences with the United States.
vi. to mend your ways：改过自新；改邪归正
He has promised drastic disciplinary action if they do not mend their ways.
The economy will mend slowly.
That is a relationship which will mend.
You'll mend. The X-rays show that your arm will heal all right.
I'm feeling a good bit better. The cut aches, but it's mending.
A gash in your leg will mend.
The cheek will mend.
Your heart will mend.
I can't cook or mend.
n. to be on the mend：正在康复；正在好转；正在改善
The baby had been poorly but seemed to be on the mend.
She's on the mend now.
His hamstring problem is on the mend.
The doctor is confident that Brown's knee problem is on the mend after a minor operation.
More evidence that the economy was on the mend was needed.
Is the retail industry finally on the mend?
The signs are that things are on the mend.
The bedsheets were in good nick as well, without a tear or even a mend in sight.