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  • n  an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening)
    it made a dent in my bank account
  • n  a depression scratched or carved into a surface
  • n  an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
  • v  make a depression into
    The bicycle dented my car

  • Amm-i-Dent, a dentifrice supposed to head off tooth decay, had indisputably set the trade's teeth on edge.
  • Vital Dent's prices, although below those of high-end dentists, are not much lower than the typical rates in most major cities (and like many traditional dentists, Vital Dent doesn .
  • The bodies were made of brightly colored, dent-resistant plastic, like PlaySkool furniture.
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  • Charles Grassley in
    It's tricky to make sure the relief is big enough to make a dent in our huge economy and done in a way that stimulates growth,said Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the ranking Republican on the Finance Committee.
  • Phil Jackson in USA Today
    They're much more active on their home court,said Lakers coach Phil Jackson. "This is a problem a coach is always chattering about, you don't let a crowd or noise dent your energy. The energy level obviously played more prolific in this...
  • Miroslav Klose in FOXNews
    The team will continue to develop further,said striker Miroslav Klose. "This defeat has put a dent in our spirit but we are not demoralized. This team played a great tournament and will only become better."

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