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hellbent

[ hel-bent ]
/ ˈhɛlˌbɛnt /
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adjective
stubbornly or recklessly determined.
going at terrific speed.
adverb
in a hellbent manner; with reckless determination; at full speed.
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Origin of hellbent

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; hell + bent1
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British Dictionary definitions for hellbent

hellbent
/ (ˌhɛlˈbɛnt) /

adjective
(postpositive and foll by on) informal strongly or rashly intent
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