Meaning of BENT in English

BENT

I.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be bent double

The old man was bent double under his load.

II. adjective

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A few bent coppers can give the whole police force a bad name.

Half the inspectors here are bent .

How did this spoon get bent ?

The hinge was bent and the lid wouldn't shut properly.

The nail is bent .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

For a full minute he was bent double, like a stricken animal.

We stand over Tolo's bent form, and point with our cane.

III. noun

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Rebecca has an artistic bent .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A native Nebraskan and a West Point graduate, Wedemeyer had an intellectual bent and a capacity for strategic thinking.

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