dent

dent
dent1 [dent] n
[Date: 1200-1300; Origin: dint]
1.) a hollow area in the surface of something, usually made by something hitting it
dent in
There was a large dent in the passenger door.
2.) a reduction in the amount of something
dent in
The trip made a big dent in our savings.
Eight years of effort have hardly put a dent in drug trafficking.
dent 2
dent2 v
1.) [I and T]
if you dent something, or if it dents, you hit or press it so that its surface is bent inwards
No one was injured, but the car was scratched and dented.
2.) [T]
to damage or harm something
The scandal has dented his reputation.

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