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bent on/upon

Definition of bent on/upon

  1. :  having a strong desire to do (something) :  determined <The doctors are bent on finding a cure.> <She now seems bent on winning the competition.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  unenclosed grassland

    :  a reedy grass

    :  a stalk of stiff coarse grass

  1. :  changed by bending out of an originally straight or even condition

    :  strongly inclined :  determined

    :  different from the normal or usual

  1. :  a strong inclination or interest :  bias

    :  a special inclination or capacity :  talent

    :  capacity of endurance

  1. :  on

  1. :  on the surface :  on it

    :  thereafter, thereon

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to move or pull abruptly

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