bent1 /bɛnt/

b

I. past and past participle of bend1.
II. adjective

1. sharply curved or having an angle

a piece of bent wire.
2.
(Brit.)
‹informal› dishonest; corrupt

a bent cop.
3. stolen.
4.
(Brit.)
‹informal›
‹offensive› (of a man) homosexual.
5. ( bent on) determined to do or have

a missionary bent on saving souls
a mob bent on violence.
III. noun

a natural talent or inclination

a man of a religious bent
she had no natural bent for literature.
IV. phrases

bent out of shape

(N. Amer.)
‹informal› angry or agitated.

he’d changed a few things around, and Glen was a little bent out of shape about it.

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