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We tend to get cold winters and warm, dry summers in this part of the country.

I wanted to know what is the meaning of tend to in this sentence???ofcourse I know tend to here doesnt mean intend...plz give me more examples

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It's the intransitive form:

Main Entry: 2tend
Function: intransitive verb
1 : to move, direct, or develop one's course in a particular direction <cannot tell where society is tending>
2 : to exhibit an inclination or tendency <tends to be optimistic>
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Just to add to what davkett said....

Cambridge defines 'tend to' as phrasal verb:

tend to sb/sth phrasal verb
to deal with the problems or needs of a person or thing:
Would you mind waiting? I'm tending to another customer at the moment.
Nurses tended to the injured.
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We tend to get cold winters here.
= More often than not, we get cold winters here.
= Generally, but not always, we get cold winters here.

He tends to laugh when he's nervous.
= More often than not, he laughs when he's nervous.
= Generally, but not always, he laughs when he's nervous.

She tends to use too much pepper in her recipes.
= More often than not, she uses too much pepper in her recipes.
= Generally, but not always, she uses too much pepper in her recipes.

CJ
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Ooops, I made a booboo....never mind what I said above.

The definition I quoted does not apply to the sentence in question....which I just realized after reading CJ's post. Emotion: embarrassed