An example of bent on something is someone who is determined to go to a specific college.
Picked up pieces of bent wire.
I was bent on going to the concert.
Bent on going.
A bent for music, a criminal bent.
The bent of a bow.
An example of bent is a candy cane.
- Very angry, upset, or agitated.
- To (or at) the limit of one's capacity or ability.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of bent
- Middle English from Old English beonet (attested only in place names) akin to German Binse rush
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Origin uncertain. Apparently representing Old English beonet- (attested only in place-names and personal names), cognate with Old High German binuz (modern German Binse (“rush, reed”)).
- From bend.