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bent

Meaning: dishonest, corrupt

For example:

  • We always knew those cops were bent, but we've never had the evidence to prove it.

  • Even though she'd been cheating on her taxes for years, Cathy didn't consider herself bent. She said everybody did it.

Quick Quiz:

The company's accountant was bent. For a long time he'd been
  1. making simple mistakes
  2. stealing the company's money
  3. working too hard

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