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What is another word for bent?

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Adjective
Sharply curved or having an angle
“Wires and bent iron rods that once reinforced the concrete dangle from the ceiling.”
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Drooping or stooping downwards
“A few stunted and bent willows line the lake.”
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Distorted, deformed or misshapen
“At the hospital, she was advised on the techniques to avoid bending, stretching and lifting with a bent back.”
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Corrupt or dishonest in nature
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“They were shaken down by bent cops, leaned on by mobsters, and harried by the FBI.”
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Having a determination or insistence on doing something
“He was bent on being an artist, even after his application for entrance into the Vienna Academy had been rejected.”
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Twisting or slanting to one side
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Sexually attracted to people of one's own sex
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Departing from usual or accepted standards, especially in social or sexual behaviour
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Ambitious or driven towards a particular goal
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Extremely angry, full of rage
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Full of twists and turns
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Knobbly, rough, and twisted, especially with age
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Odd or peculiar in manner or character
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Likely or liable to suffer from, do, or experience something unpleasant or regrettable
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Full of knots, knotty
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Roughly spherical in shape
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That has been stolen
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Doubled over
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Having a rounded upper back, and shoulders that bend forward
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Having been worked or prepared
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Out of date, old-fashioned, antiquated
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Having angles or sharp corners
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Flawed, broken, or sustaining some form of damage
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A natural inclination or tendency towards something
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“Readers having a bent for historical pursuits will enjoy this book.”
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One's way of looking or thinking about things
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“While liberal in bent, Long has always maintained great fairness and lucidity in his comments.”
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A natural talent at something
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“He taught himself to play the violin, and his parents, seeing his decided musical bent, placed him under tuition.”
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A sudden desire or change of mind, especially one that is unusual or unexplained
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A person's or animal's nature, especially as it permanently affects their behaviour
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The main stem of a herbaceous plant
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A general direction in which something is developing or changing
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An unusual, and unexpected, feature or characteristic of someone or something
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Any of numerous reedy grass species of the genus Agrostis
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A settled or regular tendency or practice
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Land covered with grass and other low plants suitable for grazing animals, especially cattle or sheep
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Past tense for to cause (something) to change its shape into a curve
“A New Caledonian crow in captivity learned how to bend a piece of straight wire into a hook to probe for food.”
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Past tense for to physically give way under force or pressure
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“Normally, for a structure with an immensely heavy roof such as this glasshouse, the roof would typically bend in, and the walls would also begin to bend down.”
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Past tense for to deviate, or cause to deviate, from a straight line
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“We are moving so quickly that I am unable to make out how the road will bend next.”
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Past tense for to coil or turn in a spiral or circular motion
“Just as the waves on the sea bend around an obstacle like the end of a pier, so do the light waves bend around the cloud particles.”
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Past tense for to tilt or lean at an angle
“The most likely damage from such forces is that the tower would bend over near the top or middle rather than actually topple like a tree.”
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Past tense for to physically bow or bend over
“As I bend to pick up the briefcase, the officer will already be looking beyond me to the next in line.”
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Past tense for to alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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“According to a recent article, certain scientists engage in deceit or bend the facts according to their biases.”
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Past tense for to submit or surrender to the will or demands of others
“The government appeared to bend to their demands in the face of rising popular support.”
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Past tense for to apply to a task or purpose
“Dickinson will bend himself to the job of electing delegates who will be Inclined to listen to his advice.”
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Past tense for to aim or direct in a given direction
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“The effect of a prism is to bend the light towards the base.”
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Past tense for to attach or fasten together
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“To bend the sail to the jackstay, the roband ends were passed around the jackstay in opposite directions.”
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Past tense for to fold or bend something over, especially so that it comes in contact with itself
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Past tense for to lower the body quickly
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Past tense for to do something that one regards as below one's dignity or level of importance
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Past tense for to bend or hang downwards limply
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Past tense for to act in a subservient or submissive manner
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Past tense for to persuade, or be persuaded, to change an opinion or stance
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Past tense for to curl, make curly, shape into curls
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Past tense for to rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly
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Past tense for to accept or consent, especially by silence or by omitting to object
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Past tense for to fit by alteration