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English definition of “bent”

bent

verb uk   /bent/ us  
past simple and past participle of bend

bent

adjective uk   /bent/ us  

bent adjective (NOT STRAIGHT)

curved and not straight or flat: The metal bars were bent and twisted.

bent adjective (DISHONEST)

mainly UK slang (especially of a person in a position of authority) dishonest: a bent copperDishonest

bent adjective (GAY)

UK old-fashioned offensive (especially of men) gayRelating to sexual preference

bent

noun [S] uk   /bent/ us  
a natural skill: She has a scientific bent/a bent for science.Skill, talent and ability
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