There are 2 definitions of bent in English:

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Pronunciation: /bɛnt
 
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past and past participle of bend1

adjective

  • 3British informal , • derogatory Homosexual.

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bent out of shape

North American informal Angry or agitated: he’d changed a few things around, and Glen was a little bent out of shape about it
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  • Secondly, there is nothing about my post that was bent out of shape, angry or vitriolic.
  • I find it funny that celebrities get so bent out of shape when the public complains about their use of fame and the media to spout their views.
  • I was just trying to be nice, he had no reason to get bent out of shape.

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There are 2 definitions of bent in English:

bent2

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Pronunciation: /bɛnt
 
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noun

  • 1 (also bent grass) A stiff grass which is used for lawns and is a component of pasture and hay grasses.
    • Agrostis and other genera, family Gramineae: several species, including common bent (A. capillaris (or tenuis))
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    • The grasses used may be native to the area or specially introduced species such as rye grass, fescue, or bent grasses, although sometimes cereals such as barley or oats are used.
    • He hasn't fed his bent grass lawn in 10 years, and he says it looks fine.
    • The creation of the road, however, has made an opening for other kinds of plants, including fescue, bent grasses, myriad leaf, a stinging nettle, western dock, and the colorful fireweed.
  • 1.1The stiff flowering stalk of a grass: those nasty bents of ryegrass that are very efficient at ducking the mower
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    • In my account of this species, I had stated that “its attempts at forming a nest are of the rudest kind, a few bents of grass or other dry materials loosely collected round the edges being deemed a sufficient preparation.”
    • The nest contained three fresh eggs; it was made of leaves and moss, lined with bents of grass, between two branches but partially resting on a third, in a bush at the outskirts of a forest on a steep bank and about eight feet from the ground.
    • He beheld Essie in her pretty gipsy hat and holland dress, with all her bird-like daintiness, kneeling on the moss far below him, threading the scarlet beads on bents of grass, with the little ones round her.
  • 1.2 archaic Any stiff or rushlike grass or sedge.
  • 2 archaic or • dialect A heath or unenclosed pasture.

Origin

Middle English: from Old English beonet (recorded in place names), of West Germanic origin; related to German Binse.

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