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bent1 / bent/ • past and past participle of bend1 . • adj. 1. sharply curved or having an angle: a piece of bent wire. 2. (bent on) determined to do or have something: a missionary bent on saving souls a mob bent on violence. • n. a natural talent or inclination: a man of religious bent. PHRASES: bent out of shape inf. angry or agitated: it was just a mistake, nothing to get bent out of shape about. bent2 • n. (also bent grass) a stiff grass (Agrostis and other genera) that is used for lawns and is a component of pasture and hay grasses. ∎  the stiff flowering stalk of a grass.

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bent1 (arch.) reedy or rush-like grass; grassy plain, field XIV. repr. OE. beonet-, found as an element of place-names, e.g. Bēonetlēah (Bentley); corr. to OS. binet, OHG. binuz (G. binse) :- WGmc. *binut-, of unkn. orig.

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bent2 †curved position; inclination; †extent to which a bow may be bent (fig. ‘to the top of my bent’, Sh.). XV. prob. f. BEND2 on the analogy of pairs like descend, descent, extend, extent.

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