indent indent  /ɪn ˈdɛnt/


  1. (n) an order for goods to be exported or imported
  2. (n) the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
  3. (v) set in from the margin
  4. (v) cut or tear along an irregular line so that the parts can later be matched for authentication
  5. (v) make a depression into
  6. (v) notch the edge of or make jagged
  7. (v) bind by or as if by indentures, as of an apprentice or servant


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  1. In the early morning, fingers of mist linger in the small bays that indent the shoreline.
  2. The final characteristic emotion is contempt, shown by having the corner of her mouth turn up and in on itself, as if forming a pocket or twisted indent.
  3. Now and again, especially when attacking the Democrats for a perceived lack of patriotism, the corner of his mouth will curl upwards in a tight indent.


  • Hoosier Park

    Agate Body - No Indent:Tuesday's Results First-1 Mile Pace Agate Body - No Indent:5-ASTARISONTHEWAY (Ed Hensley) 2.80 2.40 2.10 3-BROOKLYN'S Z TAM (Sa Widger) 11.80 6.20 10-BROOKLETS AMAZED (Le Miller) 7.40 EXACTA 5-3 35.20; TRIFECTA
    on August 14, 2013     Source: The Herald Bulletin


  1. Morley said: "I just couldn't believe it. I knew straight away it wasn't too good because my face started to indent and it was swollen. I have spoken to my coach Paul Cullen, who is very disappointed but told me just to do what needs to be done and...
    on Mar 20, 2007 By: Adrian Morley Source: Manchester Online

  2. "Everyone had to get it, hold it and just picture themselves in that position," Laidley said in the days after the premiership. "That night was unbelievable, it had a real effect on me and I think it left a big indent on everyone."
    on Jul 31, 2007 By: Dean Laidley Source: Real Footy

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