Meaning of “bent” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “bent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bent" in American English

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us /bent/

bent (BEND)

past simple and past participle of bend


bentnoun [ U ]

us /bent/ fml

bent noun [ U ] (TENDENCY)

a natural tendency:

the philosophical bent of his mind

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"bent" in Business English

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uk /bent/ us UK informal


a bent lawyer/accountant/policeman

(Definition of “bent” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)