Meaning of BENT in English

BENT

~ 1

past and past participle of bend 1 .

■ adjective

1》 sharply curved or having an angle.

2》 Brit. informal dishonest; corrupt.

3》 Brit. informal, derogatory homosexual.

4》 ( ~ on ) determined to do or have.

■ noun a natural talent or inclination.

Phrases

~ out of shape N. Amer. informal angry or agitated.

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~ 2

■ noun

1》 a stiff grass which is used for lawns and in hay grasses. [ Agrostis capillaris and other species.]

2》 archaic or dialect a heath or unenclosed pasture.

Origin

ME: from OE beonet , of W. Gmc origin.

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