bent

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bent(
behnt
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (not straight)
a. torcido
I don't want to play pool with this cue. It's bent.No quiero jugar billar con este taco. Está torcido.
b. curvado
The man sat on the ground sleeping with his neck bent.El hombre estaba sentado en el suelo dormido con el cuello curvado.
c. doblado
Sophie had her arm bent over the back of the chair.Sophie tenía el brazo doblado sobre el respaldo de la silla.
2. (determined)
a. empeñado
Every night, Brain was bent on world domination.Todas las noches, Brain estaba empeñado en la dominación del mundo.
3.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(dishonest) (United Kingdom)
a. corrupto
Everyone knows that copper's bent. He'll be easy to bribe.Todo el mundo sabe que ese poli es corrupto. Será fácil de sobornar.
b. chueco
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The bent coppers mistreat the citizens; they even blackmail them.Los policías chuecos maltratan a la población; incluso los chantajean.
c. pringado
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I think that bobby's bent, because I saw him with some drug dealers.Creo que ese poli es pringado porque lo vi con unos narcos.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(homosexual) (United Kingdom)
a. del otro bando
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I'm almost certain that Jack's brother is bent.Estoy casi seguro de que el hermano de Jack es del otro bando.
b. maricón
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
Stop saying he's bent! It's not nice and I really like him.¡Deja de decir que es maricón! No es amable de tu parte y además me cae muy bien.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
5. (interest)
a. la inclinación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I always had a bent for medieval literature.Siempre tuve una inclinación por la literatura medieval.
6. (talent)
a. la facilidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Their daughter always had a bent for mathematics, so she became a physicist.Su hija siempre tuvo facilidad para las matemáticas, así que se hizo física.
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bent
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (inclination)
a. la inclinación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
to have a natural bent for musictener una inclinación natural por la música
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (curved)
a. torcido(a), curvado(a)
3. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. corrupto(a) (dishonest)
a bent copperun policía corrupto
4. (very fam) (United Kingdom)
a. maricón(ona) (homosexual)
to be bent on (doing) somethingestar empeñado(a) en hacer algo
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bent [bent]
verb:past
verb:participle:past
adjective
1 [+wire, pipe] doblado; (twisted) torcido
2 especially (Britain) (dishonest) pringado (informal); (Esp) chueco (informal); (LAm) corrupto
a bent copper
3 (Britain) (homosexual) del otro bando (informal); invertido
4
to be bent on doing sth (determined) estar resuelto a or empeñado en hacer algo; to be bent on a quarrel estar resuelto a or empeñado en provocar una riña; to be bent on pleasure estar resuelto a or empeñado en divertirse
noun
(inclination) inclinación (f); (aptitude) facilidad (f)
of an artistic bent con una inclinación artística; con inclinaciones artísticas; to follow one's bent seguir su inclinación; he has a bent for annoying people tiene una facilidad para molestar a la gente
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