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Definition of dent noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  • a hollow place in a hard surface, usually caused by something hitting it a large dent in the car door
  • Idioms
    make, etc. a dent in something
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    to reduce the amount of something, especially money The lawyer's fees will make a big dent in our finances.
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