2. 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.
Origin: AS. Beonet; akin to OHG. Pinuz, G. Binse, rush, bent grass; of unknown origin.
(06 Aug 1998)
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