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Definition 1: an impression in a surface (as made by a blow) - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for dent in the sense of this definition

(dent is a kind of ...) a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

"a facial blemish"

(... is a kind of dent ) a small gouge (as in the cover of a book)

"the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover"

Definition 2: an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening) - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where dent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it made a dent in my bank account

(dent is a kind of ...) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

"the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise" "his decision had depressing consequences for business" "he acted very wise after the event"

Definition 3: a depression scratched or carved into a surface - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for dent in the sense of this definition

(dent is a kind of ...) a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

"he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"

(... is a kind of dent ) a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)

Definition 4: make a depression into - [verb of contact]

Samples where dent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bicycle dented my car

Synonyms for dent in the sense of this definition

(dent is a kind of ...) cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form

"bend the rod" "twist the dough into a braid" "the strong man could turn an iron bar"

(dent implies ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

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