[ US /ˈdɛnt/ ]
[ UK /dˈɛnt/ ]
VERB
  1. make a depression into
    The bicycle dented my car
NOUN
  1. an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
  2. an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening)
    it made a dent in my bank account
  3. a depression scratched or carved into a surface
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