Meaning of BENT in English



Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of benden to bend

Date: 14th century

1 : changed by bending out of an orig. straight or even condition < bent twigs>

2 : strongly inclined : DETERMINED <was bent on going>

3 slang a : different from the normal or usual b chiefly British : DISHONEST , CORRUPT

– bent out of shape : extremely upset or angry

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