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bent

2 adjective
     
bent
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1 something that is bent is no longer flat or straight:
a bent nail
Stand with your knees slightly bent.
He breathed in deeply, bent double in pain (=with the top part of your body leaning forward towards your legs).
a bent old man (=not standing straight)
2

bent on something

completely determined to do something, especially something bad:
a crowd of hooligans bent on violence
be bent on doing something
They seemed bent on destroying his career.
hell-bent
3 British English informal financially dishonest and willing to use your official position unfairly [≠ honest]:
a bent policeman
4 British English informal not polite an insulting word meaning homosexual
5

bent out of shape

American English spoken very angry or upset

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