intent on/upon (something)

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Definition of intent on/upon (something)

: giving all of one's attention and effort to a specific task or goal
  • She seems intent on destroying our credibility.
  • They were intent on their work.

Word by Word Definitions

intent play
  1. : the act or fact of intending : purpose

  2. : the state of mind with which an act is done : volition

  3. : a usually clearly formulated or planned intention : aim

  1. : directed with strained or eager attention : concentrated

  2. : having the mind, attention, or will concentrated on something or some end or purpose

upon play
  1. : on

  1. : on the surface : on it

  2. : thereafter, thereon

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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