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Dictionary definition for: Bent

1. (n) a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way; "the set of his mind was obvious"

2. (s) altered from an originally straight condition; "a bent wire"

3. (n) grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens

4. (s) fixed in your purpose; "bent on going to the theater" "dead set against intervening" "out to win every event"

5. (n) a special way of doing something; "he had a bent for it" "he had a special knack for getting into trouble" "he couldn''t get the hang of it"

6. (s) used of the back and knees; stooped; "on bended knee" "with bent (or bended) back"

7. (s) used especially of the head or upper back; "a bent head and sloping shoulders"

8. (s) of metal e.g.; "bent nails" "a car with a crumpled front end" "dented fenders"

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