An example of hent is stealing a car by threatening the person driving it.
transitive verb, hent′ing
Origin of hentMiddle English henten from Old English hentan, akin to huntian, hunt
transitive verbhent·ed, hent·ing, hents Obsolete
Origin of hentMiddle English henten from Old English hentan
(third-person singular simple present hents, present participle henting, simple past and past participle hent)
- (obsolete) To take hold of, to grasp.
- (obsolete) To take away, carry off.
Old English hentan, of uncertain origin.