Synonyms for mending
- patching up
Antonyms for mending
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MENDING
Emma finished the sleeve of the blouse she was mending with a flourish.
My old experience with parchment in the mending of my uncle's books came to my aid.
At her feet there was a pile of nets, and she was mending the broken meshes.
Madame Boche was going to a tailor who was late in mending an overcoat for her husband.
Madame Goujet continued her mending without raising her head.
The needles and string were to be used for mending the explorers' clothes.
We had all to take to tailoring, sewing, mending, and cobbling.
There is no time for mending in the bush, so we are often rather ragged.
Things must be worse before they mend, and they are mending now.
There's all this mending, and I've only milk enough for one more bottle.
c.1200, "to repair," from a shortened form of Old French amender (see amend). Meaning "to put right, atone for, amend (one's life), repent" is from c.1300; that of "to regain health" is from early 15c. Related: Mended; mending.