- also hellbentADJ: 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 on achieving its cuts by whatever means.
...a side hell-bent on a place in the Premier League.
English dictionary. 2008.
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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. recklessly determined; as, hell bent on winning. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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hell-bent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ determined to achieve something at all costs … English terms dictionary
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