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dent1

 
 
pronunciation:
dent
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
make a dent, make a dent in
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: a hollow or depression made in a surface by or as if by pressure or a blow.
similar words:
chip, defect, dimple, flaw, indentation, mark, nick, notch, pit
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dented, denting, dents
definition: to make a dent on or in.
I dropped the hammer and dented the table top.
similar words:
chip, depress, dimple, distress, flaw, mar, mark, nick, notch, pit
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become dented.
a car body that does not dent easily
similar words:
flaw, mark, pit
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phrase: make a dent
phrase: make a dent in