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Definition of dint noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dint

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//dɪnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪnt//
 
 
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Word Origin Old English dynt ‘stroke with a weapon’, reinforced in Middle English by the related Old Norse word dyntr; of unknown ultimate origin. Compare with dent.Idioms
by dint of something/of doing something
 
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(formal) by means of something He succeeded by dint of hard work. She became an honorary member by dint of winning the championship.
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