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“… a a sizable dent in paying for the …”

meanings of dent


  1. A sudden negative change, such as loss, damage, weakening, consumption or diminution, especially one produced by an external force, event or action.
  2. A slot or a wire in a reed.
  3. A shallow deformation in the surface of an object, produced by an impact.
  4. A type of maize/corn with a relatively soft outer hull, and a soft type of starch that shrinks at maturity to leave an indentation in the surface of the kernel.
  5. A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc.


  1. To impact something, producing a dent.
  2. To develop a dent or dents.


  1. A village in Cumbria, England.
  2. A surname​.

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