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Definition of bent adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1not straight a piece of bent wire Do this exercise with your knees bent (= not with your legs straight).
  2. 2(of a person) not able to stand up straight, usually as a result of being old or sick a small, bent, old woman He was bent double with laughter.
  3. Idioms
    bent on something/on doing something
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    determined to do something (usually something bad) She seems bent on making life difficult for me. see also hell-bent
    get (all) bent out of shape (about/over something) (informal)
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    to become angry, anxious, or upset Don't get bent out of shape about it. It was just a mistake!
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bent

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