hell-bent
hell-bent hell-bent adj. recklessly determined; as, hell-bent on winning. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • hell-bent — or hell·bent (hĕlʹbĕnt ) adj. Impetuously or recklessly determined to do or achieve something: was hell bent on winning. * * * …   Universalium

  • hell-bent — adj [not before noun] very determined to do something, especially something that other people do not approve of hell bent on (doing) sth ▪ young people who are hell bent on having a good time …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hell|bent — or hell bent «HEHL BEHNT adjective, adverb. Informal. –adj. strongly bent (on); firmly determined: »Washington is hellbent on strangling industry with regulations (New Yorker). –adv. resolutely; with no holds barred; recklessly …   Useful english dictionary

  • hell-bent — adjective determined to do or achieve something: He seems hell bent on confrontation …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hell-bent — [adj] determined bent on, bound and determined, constant, decided, driven, firm, fixed, intent, obsessed, persevering, persistent, resolute, resolved, serious, set on, steadfast, strong minded, strong willed, stubborn, tenacious, unhesitating,… …   New thesaurus

  • hell-bent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ determined to achieve something at all costs …   English terms dictionary

  • hell-bent — adj. (cannot stand alone) determined 1) hell bent for, on (hell bent on balancing the budget) 2) hell bent to + inf. (hell bent to balance the budget) * * * [ˌhel bent] on (hell bent on balancing the budget) (cannot stand alone) [ determined ]… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Hell Bent — Infobox Film name = Hell Bent image size = caption = director = John Ford producer = writer = John Ford Harry Carey Eugene B. Lewis narrator = starring = Harry Carey music = cinematography = Ben F. Reynolds editing = distributor = released = 6… …   Wikipedia

  • hell bent — Synonyms and related words: amain, apace, at flank speed, bent on, dead set on, decided upon, determined upon, double quick, expeditiously, fast, fixed upon, hand over fist, hand over hand, hastily, hell for leather, hell bent for election, hell… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hell-bent — also hellbent ADJ: usu v link ADJ, usu ADJ on ing/n (emphasis) If you say that someone is hell bent on doing something, you are emphasizing that they are determined to do it, whatever the consequences might be. He accused Ford of being hell bent… …   English dictionary

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