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[hel-bent] /ˈhɛlˌbɛnt/

stubbornly or recklessly determined.
going at terrific speed.
in a hellbent manner; with reckless determination; at full speed.
(informal) (postpositive) and foll by on. strongly or rashly intent

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


Strongly determined; recklessly eager: They are hell-bent to cut taxes again before election (1835+)


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