I 1. III
1) tend smb. tend the sick (the wounded, a child, an invalid, etc.) ухаживать /присматривать, ходить/ за больными и т.д.; she tended the baby она нянчила ребенка
2) tend smth., smb. tend a /the/ fire поддерживать огонь; we hired a boy to tend the furnace мы наняли мальчика следить за топкой; tend a machine обслуживать машину; tend [а flock of] sheep пасти [стадо] овец
3) tend smth. usually USA tend shop (store) вести дела в лавке (магазине)
2. XVI
tend to smth. stop talking and tend to your work перестаньте болтать и займитесь своим делом
II 1. I
where do these plans tend? на что направлены эти планы?
2. II
tend somewhere
1) prices are tending upwards цены ползут вверх
2) the road tends downwards (south) дорога идет вниз (ведет на юг)
3. III
|| it tends this way тенденция здесь такова
tend to do smth. tend to overturn (to shrink, to undermine morality, to improve working conditions, to settle nothing, to unite, to pitch the ball too high, to accept the truth eagerly, etc.) иметь тенденцию переворачиваться и т.д.; the situation tends to become less acute положение [дел], видимо, станет менее напряженным; а starchy diet tends to make one fat пища, содержащая крахмал, способствует полноте; the sky tended to become darker небо становилось все темнее; he tends to be lazy (to be cruel, to be sad, to become tedious, etc.) он склонен к лени и т.д.; too much smoking tends to injure the voice злоупотребление курением может плохо отразиться на голосе; she tends to exaggerate her achievements она склонна преувеличивать свои достижения /успехи/
5. XVI
1) tend to /toward/ smth. tend to the same conclusion (towards centralization, towards selfishness, towards socialism, towards conservatism, etc.) склоняться к тому же выводу и т.д.; he tends to cruelty он склонен /имеет склонность/ к жестокости; tend to the success of an enterprise (to improved working conditions, to smb.'s benefit, to smb.'s vindication, etc.) приводить к /способствовать/ успеху предприятия и т.д.; it tends rather to confusion than to clearness это ведет скорее к путанице, чем к ясности; blue tending to green голубизна, переходящая в зеленый цвет; these portraits tend toward caricature эти портреты похожи на карикатуру
2) tend to /towards/ smth. tend to the beach (towards the coast, etc.) идти /вести/ к пляжу и т.д.; the coastline tends to the south here береговая линия здесь идет /направляется/ на юг; tend in some direction tend in our direction направляться к нам, идти в нашем направлении; tend in the direction of the town идти /вести/ к городу

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