how to pronounce bent

bɛnt

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

meanings of bent

noun:

  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.

adjective:

  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.

verb:

  1. Simple past tense and past participle of bend.

words with pronunciation similar to bent

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