bent on/upon

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of bent on/upon

: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

bent play
  1. : unenclosed grassland

  2. : a reedy grass (see 1grass 2)

  3. : a stalk of stiff coarse grass

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

  2. : strongly inclined : determined

  3. : different from the normal or usual

  1. : a strong inclination or interest : bias

  2. : a special inclination or capacity : talent

  3. : capacity of endurance

upon play
  1. : on

  1. : on the surface : on it

  2. : thereafter, thereon


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