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English definition of “dent”

dent

noun [C]
 
 
/dent/
DAMAGE a hollow area in a hard surface where it has been hit: The car door had a dent in it.Holes, hollows and dips
REDUCTION a reduction in something: The cost of repairs made a serious dent in my savings.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
(Definition of dent noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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