US: /ˈbɛnt/
UK: /bˈɛnt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

bent /bent/
  • danh từ
    • khiếu, sở thích; xu hướng, khuynh hướng
      • to have a natural bent for foreign languages: có khiếu về ngoại ngữ
    • to follow one's bent
      • theo những năng khiếu của mình
    • to the top of one's bent
      • thoả chí, thoả thích
  • danh từ
    • (thực vật học) cỏ ống
    • (thực vật học) cỏ mần trầu
    • bãi cỏ
    • thời quá khứ & động tính từ quá khứ của bend

    Advanced English dictionary

    adjective, noun-see also BEND, BENT, BENT
    + adjective
    1 not straight: a piece of bent wire + Do this exercise with your knees bent (= not with your legs straight).
    2 (of a person) not able to stand up straight, usually because of old age or disease: a small bent old woman + He was bent double with laughter.
    3 (BrE, informal) (of a person in authority) dishonest
    Idioms: be bent on sth / on doing sth to be determined to do sth (usually sth bad): She seems bent on making life difficult for me.
    See also - HELL-BENT
    + noun [usually sing.] ~ (for sth) a natural skill or interest in sth: She has a bent for mathematics. + people of a philosophical bent

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 curved, deflected, bowed, crooked, distorted:
    He complained to the waiter just because the fork was bent.
    2 strange, weird, peculiar, twisted, deviant, warped, wry, awry, corrupt, corrupted; perverted, perverse, abnormal:
    You'd be bent, too, if you'd been in prison for fifteen years.
    3 dishonest, crooked, illegal:
    That share deal sounds a bit bent to me: I'll pass.
    4 determined, intent, set, resolved, resolute, decided, set:
    Garvey is bent on running in the marathon, despite his sprained ankle.
    5 turn, inclination, direction, disposition, predisposition, tendency, bias, leaning, proclivity, propensity, partiality, prejudice; ability, aptitude, talent, gift:
    She wished to follow the bent of her own taste. He has a natural bent for music.

    Collocation dictionary


    be, look | become, get
    The lamp post got bent in the crash.


    He stood with knees slightly bent.


    bent double
    The man shuffled back a few paces, bent almost double.

    Concise English dictionary

    +a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
    +grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens
    +an area of grassland unbounded by fences or hedges
    +a special way of doing something
    +altered from an originally straight condition
    +fixed in your purpose
    +used of the back and knees; stooped
    +used especially of the head or upper back
    +of metal e.g.

    +a circular segment of a curve
    +movement that causes the formation of a curve
    +curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
    +an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    +a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range
    +diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left
    +form a curve
    +change direction
    +cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
    +bend one's back forward from the waist on down
    +turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest
    +bend a joint