- 1 dent something to make a hollow place in a hard surface, usually by hitting it The back of the car was badly dented in the accident.
- 2dent something to damage someone's confidence, reputation, etc. It seemed that nothing could dent his confidence.
NAmE//dɛnt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dent
he / she / it dents
past simple dented
-ing form denting