- morally crooked; corrupt.
- stolen: bent merchandise.
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Other definitions for bent (2 of 2)
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How to use bent in a sentence
There is no reason to really be bent out of shape or get worried or frustrated with anything.For first time in three weeks, Capitals could be at full strength Sunday|Samantha Pell|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Inside each pack is a metal disk that needs to be snapped or bent to release a heat-generating compound.Best hand warmers: Block the chill during your favorite winter activities|PopSci Commerce Team|February 10, 2021|Popular-Science
As the value of the crates has risen, so too has a new class of criminals hell-bent on stealing honeybees.Bee theft is almost a perfect crime—but there’s a new sheriff in town|Andrew Zaleski|February 9, 2021|Popular-Science
The daughter of a mobster, Ji-U is bent on seeking revenge after her father’s death and poses as a police officer to find the parties responsible.
I don’t want to go so far as to say that there’s like a fascist or authoritarian bent here.‘Revenge Tactic:’ GameStop's Massive Stock Surge Isn't Only About Making Money|Peter Allen Clark|January 28, 2021|Time
Those with a slightly sleazier bent have dredged up reports of his weight gain, substance abuse, and arrest.D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’ Was Worth Waiting 15 Years For|James Joiner|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One detainee was bent over for a rectal feeding that involved Ensure, the protein shake.
But Flagg, too, comes apart in his machinations, bent ever more fully on political domination.
Eric Garner was bent over, wrestled down, spread out, and squeezed until he popped.
No one is saying you wake up every morning hell-bent on killing unarmed black kids.
He frowned, and bent his head, and his long hair fell over his face, while the poor Stuttgardter sat there like a beaten hound.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
This judicial bent of the child is a curious one and often develops a priggish fondness for setting others morally straight.Children's Ways|James Sully
Lady Maude advanced; she had really come in by accident; her head was bent, her eyelashes rested on her flushed cheeks.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Then she bent her glance to the writing, and studied it a moment, what time the man from Paris watched her closely.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
She opened a large black fan and moved it slowly while looking intently at her son's bent profile.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for bent (1 of 2)
- dishonest; corrupt
- (of goods) stolen
- crazy; mad
- British offensive homosexual