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bent is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of bent in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… not it's not hell-bent on taking over …”

meanings of bent


  1. Particular direction or tendency; flexion; course.
  2. A declivity or slope, as of a hill.
  3. Such a subunit as a component of a barn's framing, joined to other bents by girts and summer beams.
  4. An inclination or talent.
  5. The old dried stalks of grasses.
  6. (carpentry) A transverse frame of a framed structure; a subunit of framing.
  7. A grassy area, grassland.
  8. Tension; force of acting; energy; impetus.
  9. Such a subunit as a reinforcement to, or integral part of, a bridge's framing.
  10. The state of being curved, crooked, or inclined from a straight line; flexure; curvity.
  11. Any of various stiff or reedy grasses.
  12. A predisposition to act or react in a particular way.


  1. High from both marijuana and alcohol.
  2. Homosexual.
  3. Folded, dented.
  4. Corrupt, dishonest.
  5. Determined or insistent.
  6. Leading a life of crime.
  7. Suffering from the bends.
  8. Inaccurately aimed.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of bend.

bent frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word bent occurs in english on average 14.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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