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dent

noun [C] uk   us   /dent/
a small hollow mark in the surface of something, caused by pressure or by being hit: a dent in the door of a car

dent

verb [T] uk   us   /dent/
to make a small hollow mark in the surface of something: I dropped a hammer on the floor, and it dented the floorboard. If you dent someone's confidence or pride, you make them feel less confident or proud: His confidence was badly dented when he didn't get the job.
Translations of “dent”
in Arabic انبِعاج…
in Korean 움푹 패인 곳…
in Malaysian kemik…
in French bosse…
in Turkish çukur, göçük, girinti…
in Italian ammaccatura…
in Chinese (Traditional) (物體表面上的)坑,凹陷…
in Russian вмятина, брешь…
in Polish wgniecenie, uszczerbek, wyrwa…
in Vietnamese vết lõm…
in Spanish abolladura…
in Portuguese depressão…
in Thai รอยบุ๋ม…
in German die Beule…
in Catalan abonyegadura…
in Japanese へこみ…
in Indonesian penyok…
in Chinese (Simplified) (物体表面上的)坑,凹陷…
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