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dent

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1dent/ˈdɛnt/noun
pluraldents
1dent
/ˈdɛnt/
noun
pluraldents
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.
2dent/ˈdɛnt/verb
dentsdenteddenting
2dent
/ˈdɛnt/
verb
dentsdenteddenting
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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