Definition of dent
- dent a car
I'm afraid I dented the wall pretty badly when I was hammering in that nail.
Many of the cans were badly dented.
Some types of metal dent more easily than others.
The team's confidence has been dented by a recent series of losses.
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
First Known Use: 1703See Words from the same year
: to make a dent in (something)
: to decrease (something) : to make (something) weaker
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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