bent\ upon


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 the school on time.


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