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hellbent

[hel-bent] /ˈhɛlˌbɛnt/
adjective
1.
stubbornly or recklessly determined.
2.
going at terrific speed.
adverb
3.
in a hellbent manner; with reckless determination; at full speed.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism; hell + bent1
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British Dictionary definitions for hell bent

hellbent

/ˌhɛlˈbɛnt/
adjective
1.
(informal) (postpositive) and foll by on. strongly or rashly intent
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Word Origin and History for hell bent

hellbent

adj.

also hell-bent, 1835, U.S., originally slang, from hell + bent (1).

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