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Bent vs. Crooked

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Bentverb

simple past tense and past participle of bend

Crookedverb

simple past tense and past participle of crook

Bentadjective

(Of something that is usually straight) folded, dented

Crookedadjective

Not straight; having one or more bends or angles.

‘We walked up the crooked path to the top of the hill.’;

Bentadjective

corrupt, dishonest

Crookedadjective

Set at an angle; not vertical or square.

‘That picture is crooked - could you straighten it up for me?’;

Bentadjective

Homosexual.

Crookedadjective

(figuratively) Dishonest or illegal; corrupt.

‘He was trying to interest me in another one of his crooked deals.’;

Bentadjective

Determined or insistent.

‘He was bent on going to Texas, but not even he could say why.’; ‘They were bent on mischief.’;

Crookedadjective

Characterized by a crook or curve; not straight; turning; bent; twisted; deformed.

‘he is deformed, crooked, old, and sere.’;

Bentadjective

(Of a person) leading a life of crime.

Crookedadjective

Not straightforward; deviating from rectitude; distorted from the right.

‘They are a perverse and crooked generation.’;

Bentadjective

inaccurately aimed

‘That shot was so bent it left the pitch.’;

Crookedadjective

False; dishonest; fraudulent; as, crooked dealings.

Bentadjective

Suffering from the bends

Crookedadjective

having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned;

‘crooked country roads’; ‘crooked teeth’;

Bentadjective

(slang) High from both marijuana and alcohol.

‘Man, I am so bent right now!’;

Crookedadjective

not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive

Bentnoun

An inclination or talent.

‘He had a natural bent for painting.’;

Crookedadjective

irregular in shape or outline;

‘asymmetrical features’; ‘a dress with an crooked hemline’;

Bentnoun

A predisposition to act or react in a particular way.

‘His mind was of a technical bent.’;

Crookedadjective

having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect;

‘a little oldish misshapen stooping woman’;

Bentnoun

The state of being curved, crooked, or inclined from a straight line; flexure; curvity.

‘the bent of a bow’;

Bentnoun

A declivity or slope, as of a hill.

Bentnoun

Particular direction or tendency; flexion; course.

Bentnoun

(carpentry) A transverse frame of a framed structure; a subunit of framing.

Bentnoun

Such a subunit as a component of a barn's framing, joined to other bents by girts and summer beams.

Bentnoun

Such a subunit as a reinforcement to, or integral part of, a bridge's framing.

Bentnoun

Tension; force of acting; energy; impetus.

Bentnoun

Any of various stiff or reedy grasses.

Bentnoun

A grassy area, grassland.

Bentnoun

The old dried stalks of grasses.

Bent

imp. & p. p. of Bend.

Bentadjective

Changed by pressure so as to be no longer straight; crooked; as, a bent pin; a bent lever.

Bentadjective

Strongly inclined toward something, so as to be resolved, determined, set, etc.; - said of the mind, character, disposition, desires, etc., and used with on; as, to be bent on going to college; he is bent on mischief.

Bentnoun

The state of being curved, crooked, or inclined from a straight line; flexure; curvity; as, the bent of a bow.

Bentnoun

A declivity or slope, as of a hill.

Bentnoun

A leaning or bias; proclivity; tendency of mind; inclination; disposition; purpose; aim.

‘With a native bent did good pursue.’;

Bentnoun

Particular direction or tendency; flexion; course.

‘Bents and turns of the matter.’;

Bentnoun

A transverse frame of a framed structure.

Bentnoun

Tension; force of acting; energy; impetus.

‘The full bent and stress of the soul.’;

Bentnoun

A reedlike grass; a stalk of stiff, coarse grass.

‘His spear a bent, both stiff and strong.’;

Bentnoun

A grass of the genus Agrostis, esp. Agrostis vulgaris, or redtop. The name is also used of many other grasses, esp. in America.

Bentnoun

Any neglected field or broken ground; a common; a moor.

‘Bowmen bickered upon the bent.’;

Bentnoun

a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way;

‘the set of his mind was obvious’;

Bentnoun

grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens

Bentnoun

a special way of doing something;

‘he had a bent for it’; ‘he had a special knack for getting into trouble’; ‘he couldn't get the hang of it’;

Bentadjective

altered from an originally straight condition;

‘a bent wire’;

Bentadjective

fixed in your purpose;

‘bent on going to the theater’; ‘dead set against intervening’; ‘out to win every event’;

Bentadjective

used of the back and knees; stooped;

‘on bended knee’; ‘with bent (or bended) back’;

Bentadjective

used especially of the head or upper back;

‘a bent head and sloping shoulders’;

Bentadjective

of metal e.g.;

‘bent nails’; ‘a car with a crumpled front end’; ‘dented fenders’;

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