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Adjective: bent  bent
  1. Having a curve or bend in, esp. not in original shape
    "bent nails";
    - crumpled, dented
  2. Of the back and knees: stooped
    "with bent back";
    - bended
  3. Fixed in purpose; determined to do or have something
    "bent on going to the theatre";
    - bent on, dead set, out to
  4. [Brit, informal] Tending to act dishonestly in exchange for money or other personal gain
    - crooked [informal], corrupt
  5. [Brit, vulgar] Homosexual
Noun: bent  bent
  1. A relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
    - set
  2. Grass used for pastures and lawns, especially bowling and putting greens
    - bent grass, bent-grass
  3. An area of grassland unbounded by fences or hedges
  4. A special way of doing something
    "he had a bent for it";
    - knack, hang
Verb: bend (bent)  bend
  1. Form a curve
    "The stick does not bend";
    - flex
  2. Change direction
    "The road bends"
  3. Cause (an object) to assume a crooked or angular form
    "bend the rod";
    - flex, deform, twist, turn
  4. Bend one's back forward from the waist on down
    "he bent down";
    - stoop, bow[2]
  5. Turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
    - deflect, turn away
  6. Bend a joint
    "bend your knees";
    - flex
  7. Interpret or modify (a rule) to fit what one wants to do
    "he often bends the rules"
  8. (music) smoothly change the pitch of a note

Derived forms: bents

See also: damaged, dishonest, dishonorable [US], dishonourable [Brit, Cdn], honestness, honesty, resolute, sneaky, underhand, underhanded, unerect, unlawful

Type of: change form, change shape, deform, disposition, endowment, gift, grass, grassland, inclination, move, natural endowment, talent, tendency, turn

Antonym: unbend

Part of: Agrostis, genus Agrostis

Encyclopedia: Bent, Silas

Bend, Oregon metropolitan area