lend itself to

be suitable for.
lend

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • lend itself to — (something) to be good for a particular use. It was surprising how well her book lent itself to being turned into a film …   New idioms dictionary

  • lend itself to — BE SUITABLE FOR, be suited to, be appropriate for, be applicable for. → lend * * * lend itself to To be able to be used for • • • Main Entry: ↑lend * * * lend itself to ◇ Something that lends itself to a purpose is good or suitable for that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lend itself to — {v. phr.} To give a chance for or be useful for; to be possible or right for. * /Bob was sick and did not go to Jane s party, but his absence lent itself to misunderstanding./ * /The teacher s paperweight was a heavy piece of metal which… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lend itself to — {v. phr.} To give a chance for or be useful for; to be possible or right for. * /Bob was sick and did not go to Jane s party, but his absence lent itself to misunderstanding./ * /The teacher s paperweight was a heavy piece of metal which… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lend\ itself\ to — v. phr. To give a chance for or be useful for; to be possible or right for. Bob was sick and did not go to Jane s party, but his absence lent itself to misunderstanding. The teacher s paperweight was a heavy piece of metal which sometimes lent… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lend itself to — verb to be suitable for The belief in a romantic chaos lends itself to pessimism, but it also lends itself to absolute self assertion …   Wiktionary

  • lend itself to — the terrain lends itself to downhill skiing Syn: be suitable for, be suited to, be appropriate for, be applicable for …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • lend itself to — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. be adaptable to, fit in, suit; see fit 1 , 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • lend itself to something — phrase to be suitable for a particular purpose Watercolour lends itself well to reproduction. Thesaurus: to be good enough or as good as expectedsynonym Main entry: lend * * * ˈlend itself to sth derived …   Useful english dictionary

  • lend itself to something — lend itself to (something) to be good for a particular use. It was surprising how well her book lent itself to being turned into a film …   New idioms dictionary

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