Pronunciation: (bent), [key]
1. curved; crooked: a bent bow; a bent stick.
2. determined; set; resolved (usually fol. by on): to be bent on buying a new car.
3. Chiefly Brit. Slang.
a. morally crooked; corrupt.
b. stolen: bent merchandise.
c. homosexual.

1. direction taken, as by one's interests; inclination: a bent for painting.
2. capacity of endurance: to work at the top of one's bent.
3. Civ. Eng.a transverse frame, as of a bridge or an aqueduct, designed to support either vertical or horizontal loads.
4. Archaic.bent state or form; curvature.


Pronunciation: (bent), [key]
1. See bent grass.
2. a stalk of bent grass.
3. Scot., Northern Eng.(formerly) any stiff grass or sedge.
4. Brit. Dial.a moor; heath; tract of uncultivated, grassy land, used as a pasture or hunting preserve.

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bensulidebent grass
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