bent on on doing something

bent on on doing something
ˈbent on sth/on doing sth idiom
determined to do sth (usually sth bad)

She seems bent on making life difficult for me.

see also hell-bent
Main entry:bentidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • be hell-bent on doing something — be hell bent on (something/doing something) to be determined to do something, usually something that people think is wrong. Local fans seemed hell bent on causing as much trouble as possible during the match …   New idioms dictionary

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  • bent — I UK [bent] / US adjective 1) a bent object has a curved or twisted shape bent railings 2) British informal dishonest a bent copper (= police officer) 3) British offensive an offensive word used to describe a gay person • bent on (doing)… …   English dictionary

  • bent — bent1 [bent] the past tense and past participle of ↑bend bent 2 bent2 adj 1.) something that is bent is no longer flat or straight ▪ a bent nail ▪ Stand with your knees slightly bent. ▪ He breathed in deeply, bent double in pain (=with the top… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bent — 1 the past tense and past participle of bend 1 2 adjective 1 something that is bent is no longer flat or straight: The hinge was bent and the lid wouldn t shut properly. 2 bent on completely determined to do something: He seems bent on success at …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bent —    1. dishonest    Not straight, as in the punning bent copper. It may also refer to something stolen:     Having sold a stolen or bent car to a complainant... (Lavine, 1930)    2. (of a male) homosexual    As different from straight,… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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