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Noun
A slight hollow in a hard even surface made by a blow or pressure
“Then I hit something on the track and put a dent in the front suspension and damaged the aerodynamics a little, and we were not able to get that fixed completely.”
Noun
A reduction in amount or size
“Still seven years doesn't really make the slightest dent in the fact that it probably sounded as vicious back then as it does now.”
Noun
The amount by which something is lessened
“… a little belt-tightening would at least make a small dent in our credit-card debt.”
Noun
Verb
Mark with a dent
“The body crumpled limply but inertia carried it into the side of a car with enough force to seriously dent the entire side and shove it three feet sideways into its parked neighbour.”
Verb
Have an adverse effect on; diminish
“Once the board is cut to size, handle it carefully - if you drop it or bang it around, you can easily break or bend the corners or even dent the face.”
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