bent upon


bent upon
index eager, earnest, insistent, zealous

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • bent\ upon — • bent (up)on Very decided, determined, or set. The sailors were bent on having a good time. The policeman saw some boys near the school after dark and thought they were bent on mischief. The bus was late, and the driver was bent upon reaching… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • be bent upon — index desire, pursue (strive to gain) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bent\ on — • bent (up)on Very decided, determined, or set. The sailors were bent on having a good time. The policeman saw some boys near the school after dark and thought they were bent on mischief. The bus was late, and the driver was bent upon reaching… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bent — I. /bɛnt / (say bent) adjective 1. curved; crooked: a bent stick; a bent finger. 2. Colloquial dishonest; corrupt: *We d done it all before; the security guard paid off, out the back having a smoke, the bent coppers taking their cut, but this… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bent on — adjective fixed in your purpose bent on going to the theater dead set against intervening out to win every event • Syn: ↑bent, ↑dead set, ↑out to • Similar to: ↑reso …   Useful english dictionary

  • bent on — or[bent upon] Very decided, determined, or set. * /The sailors were bent on having a good time./ * /The policeman saw some boys near the school after dark and thought they were bent on mischief./ * /The bus was late, and the driver was bent upon… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bent on — or[bent upon] Very decided, determined, or set. * /The sailors were bent on having a good time./ * /The policeman saw some boys near the school after dark and thought they were bent on mischief./ * /The bus was late, and the driver was bent upon… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Bent — Bent, n. [See {Bend}, n. & v.] 1. The state of being curved, crooked, or inclined from a straight line; flexure; curvity; as, the bent of a bow. [Obs.] Wilkins. [1913 Webster] 2. A declivity or slope, as of a hill. [R.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bent — Bent, n. [AS. beonet; akin to OHG. pinuz, G. binse, rush, bent grass; of unknown origin.] 1. A reedlike grass; a stalk of stiff, coarse grass. [1913 Webster] His spear a bent, both stiff and strong. Drayton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A grass of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upon the shun — (old) Bent on evading notice • • • Main Entry: ↑shun …   Useful english dictionary