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verb [transitive] dent pronunciation in British English /dent/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydent
he/she/itdents
present participledenting
past tensedented
past participledented
  1. 1
    to make a dent in a surface

    The impact had dented the car’s front bumper.

  2. 2
    to have a bad effect on something

    Their confidence had been badly dented by the defeat.

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