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Sharply curved or having an angle
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“Wires and bent iron rods that once reinforced the concrete dangle from the ceiling.”
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Dishonest, insincere, and full of deceit
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“They were shaken down by bent cops, leaned on by mobsters and harried by the FBI.”
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Being intent or focused on a goal or objective
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Sinister or evil in nature
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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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Having been worked or prepared somehow
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Relating to crime
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Hanging or sagging downwards
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Knobbly, rough, and twisted, especially with age
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Deeply angered but not outwardly displaying it
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Suffered a damage
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Out of the perpendicular, not perpendicular
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Doubled over
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Having a rounded upper back, and shoulders that bend forward
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Odd or peculiar in manner or character
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Arousing feelings of doubt or suspicion
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Likely or liable to suffer from, do, or experience something unpleasant or regrettable
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(of a person) Homosexual in nature or character
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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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Old-fashioned
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No longer new and interesting or exciting
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Having angles or sharp corners
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A natural talent or inclination
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“She comes from New Caledonia near Australia and made the headlines when she seemed to show a bent for physics.”
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A person's or animal's nature, especially as it permanently affects their behaviour
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A general trajectory in which someone or something is developing or trending
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The main stem of a herbaceous plant
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An unusual, and unexpected, feature or characteristic of someone or something
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The characteristic of being ridiculous
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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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Government of a country by its own people, especially after having been a colony
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Past tense for to cause (something) to change its shape into a curve
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“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
“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