Dent

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Definition

a dent: an indentation; a bad effect or result
noun
When we came home, we noticed that there was a dent in the door. It looked like somebody had tried to break in.
I really made a dent in my savings account this summer: I spent almost half of the money I had saved.

to dent: to damage, to make concave, to make a small hole
verb
I threw a stone and it dented my mom's car.

Examples

  • "If we are unable to sell this product, the overstock of perfumes could put a major dent in our profit margins."
  • "Fall 2: I dented my 'lucky' nickel coin."
  • "Nickel is too soft, there's a huge dent in Mr Delavigne's head and his legs are all twisted."

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