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Meaning & Definition of Dent in English

English

Dent

/dɛnt/

noun

1. An appreciable consequence (especially a lessening)

  • "It made a dent in my bank account"
    synonym:
  • dent

2. A depression scratched or carved into a surface

    synonym:
  • incision
  • ,
  • scratch
  • ,
  • prick
  • ,
  • slit
  • ,
  • dent

3. An impression in a surface (as made by a blow)

    synonym:
  • dent
  • ,
  • ding
  • ,
  • gouge
  • ,
  • nick

verb

1. Make a depression into

  • "The bicycle dented my car"
    synonym:
  • indent
  • ,
  • dent

Examples of using

Stopgap measures won't make a dent in drug addiction.