dent

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1 dent /ˈdɛnt/ noun
plural dents
1 dent
/ˈdɛnt/
noun
plural dents
Learner's definition of DENT
[count]
: an area on a surface that is lower than the rest of the surface especially because of being hit or pushed in

make/put a dent

◊ In figurative use, to make a dent (in something) or to put a dent in something is to decrease something slightly or to make it somewhat weaker.
2 dent /ˈdɛnt/ verb
dents; dented; denting
2 dent
/ˈdɛnt/
verb
dents; dented; denting
Learner's definition of DENT
: to make a dent in (something)
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to decrease (something) : to make (something) weaker
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