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Noun
A slight hollow in a hard and even surface made by a blow or pressure
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“Then I hit something on the track and put a dent in the front suspension, damaging the aerodynamics.”
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A scrape or scratch on a surface made by a blow or pressure
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“The side of my car had barely scraped the walls, but it was enough to result in a noticeable dent on the outside of the door.”
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A reduction in amount or size
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“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.”
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The quality or characteristic of being uneven
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Each of a set of hard, bony enamel-coated structures in the jaws of most vertebrates, used for biting and chewing
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A small fold, wrinkle or crease
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A split in a surface which has not completely broken apart
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To cause or create a dent in something by applying pressure
“The inertia from Cliff's blow forced Bruce it into the car with enough force to seriously dent the entire side.”
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To cause a dent by scraping, scratching or cutting
“Jon's sword would severely dent his opponent's shield after several strikes.”
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To decrease in size, amount, value, or degree
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“It is the unexpected events that can take us by surprise and can significantly dent our finances.”
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To have an adverse effect on
“His diminutive stature and inability to shoot a fade-away jumper would dent his dreams of stardom.”
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To crash an aeroplane
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Make inroads
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To give an appearance of age to, especially a new object
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To impress in the mind of
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