English version

be intent on/upon (doing) something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe intent on/upon (doing) somethingbe intent on/upon (doing) somethingDETERMINEDto be determined to do something or achieve something She was intent on pursuing a career in business. intent
Examples from the Corpus
be intent on/upon (doing) somethingHis best work is done far in advance, and he is intent on broadening his base.Mr Mieno is still talking and acting tough because he is intent on bursting the speculative bubbles in shares and property.Abortion foes are intent on changing the laws allowing abortion.Even then, too, Alvin was intent on displaying the male dancer in all his vitality.The staff at Howard were intent on giving their students the best they could offer.No-one spoke, everyone was intent on listening.If his opponents were intent on overplaying their hand, it could only improve his position with the cardinal.The company is intent upon shielding them from the prying eyes of reporters.And as they were intent on their work, Bill was getting hysterical, calling his agent.
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