- morally crooked; corrupt.
- stolen: bent merchandise.
Origin of bent1
Definition for bent (2 of 3)
Origin of bent2
Definition for bent (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), bent or (Archaic) bend·ed; bend·ing.
verb (used without object), bent or (Archaic) bend·ed; bend·ing.
- thick planking immediately below the waterways of a wooden vessel.
- the wales of a vessel.
Origin of bend1
Related formsbend·a·ble, adjectivenon·bend·ing, adjectivere·bend·a·ble, adjective
Examples from the Web for bent
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.
“I was just like bent over, and he was saying all kinds of dirty stuff,” she said.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004|Marlow Stern|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He bent the truth throughout his life to ensure that he was known as the man who had invented the lie detector test.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He drew back a little, first checking to see if the guard was watching, then he bent down and looked into the jar.The Egyptian Cat Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
She bent down her head and laid her lips on his hand that was in hers.The Garden Of Allah|Robert Hichens
He bent his head down to the delicate little face at his side, and his tones were changed.The Grandchildren of the Ghetto|Israel Zangwill
The visitor called early in the morning of the following day, and found Addie bent over her washtubs in the back yard.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
Each of these was, then, bent on constructing a science out of a simple fact.The Works of Honor de Balzac|Honor de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for bent (1 of 4)
- dishonest; corrupt
- (of goods) stolen
- crazy; mad
- British offensive homosexual
British Dictionary definitions for bent (2 of 4)
Word Origin for bent
British Dictionary definitions for bent (3 of 4)
verb bends, bending or bent
Derived Formsbendable, adjective
Word Origin for bend
British Dictionary definitions for bent (4 of 4)
Word Origin for bend
Medicine definitions for bent
Idioms and Phrases with bent
In addition to the idioms beginning with bend
- bend one's elbow
- bend over backwards
- bend someone's ear
- around the bend
- crook (bend) one's elbow
- on bended knee
Also see underbent.