Associations to the word «Bent»


BENT, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of bend
BENT, adjective. (Of something that is usually straight) folded, dented
BENT, adjective. (derogatory) (colloquial) (chiefly UK) Homosexual.
BENT, adjective. Determined or insistent.
BENT, adjective. Of a person, leading a life of crime.
BENT, adjective. (slang) (football) inaccurate at shooting
BENT, adjective. (colloquial) (chiefly US) Suffering from the bends
BENT, adjective. (slang) High from using both marijuana and alcohol.
BENT, noun. An inclination or talent.
BENT, noun. A predisposition to act or react in a particular way.
BENT, noun. The state of being curved, crooked, or inclined from a straight line; flexure; curvity.
BENT, noun. A declivity or slope, as of a hill.
BENT, noun. Particular direction or tendency; flexion; course.
BENT, noun. (carpentry) A transverse frame of a framed structure.
BENT, noun. Tension; force of acting; energy; impetus.
BENT, noun. Any of various stiff or reedy grasses.
BENT, noun. A grassy area, grassland.
BENT AS A NINE-BOB NOTE, adjective. (simile) (UK) Extremely dishonest or criminally-minded
BENT AS A NINE-BOB NOTE, adjective. (simile) (UK) Ostentatiously homosexual
BENT AS A TWO BOB, adjective. Bent, not lawful.
BENT CAR, noun. (slang) A stolen car.
BENT CARS, noun. Plural of bent car
BENT GRASS, noun. Any of several grasses, of the genus Agrostis, native to temperate climates; grown for pasture, turf and for putting greens and golf courses.
BENT ON, adjective. (idiomatic) Completely determined; obstinate.
BENT ON A SPLICE, adjective. (idiomatic) (nautical) About to be married.
BENT SPEAR, noun. (US) (euphemistic) (military) A reporting term to identify and report the significant incident with a nuclear weapon, nuclear components, or nuclear-bearing vehicle.
BENT THE RULES, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of bend the rules
BENT THE TRUTH, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of bend the truth

Dictionary definition

BENT, noun. A relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way; "the set of his mind was obvious".
BENT, noun. Grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens.
BENT, noun. An area of grassland unbounded by fences or hedges.
BENT, noun. A special way of doing something; "he had a bent for it"; "he had a special knack for getting into trouble"; "he couldn't get the hang of it".
BENT, adjective. Fixed in your purpose; "bent on going to the theater"; "dead set against intervening"; "out to win every event".
BENT, adjective. Used of the back and knees; stooped; "on bended knee"; "with bent (or bended) back".
BENT, adjective. Of metal e.g.; "bent nails"; "a car with a crumpled front end"; "dented fenders".

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