- 1not straight a piece of bent wire Do this exercise with your knees bent (= not with your legs straight).
- 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. Idioms
determined to do something (usually something bad) She seems bent on making life difficult for me. see also hell-bent
bent on something/on doing somethingjump to other results
to become angry, anxious, or upset Don't get bent out of shape about it. It was just a mistake!
get (all) bent out of shape (about/over something) (informal)jump to other results