Synonyms of dent
hollowDictionary • There was a dent in the bonnet of the car.
hollow • where water gathers in a hollow and forms a pond
chip • The washbasin had a small chip in it.
indentation • With a knife make slight indentations around the pastry.
depression • an area pockmarked by rainfilled depressions
impression • the world's oldest fossil impressions of plant life
pit • He could see shallow pits in her skin.
dip • Turn right where the road makes a dip.
crater • A huge crater marks the spot where the explosion happened.
ding (Australian, New Zealand, obsolete, informal)
dimple • cellulite causes orange peel-like dimples on the skin
1 make a dent in • The table's brass feet dented the carpet's thick pile.
make a dent in
2 diminishDictionary • His constant criticisms dented my confidence.
diminish • Federalism is intended to diminish the power of the central state.
reduce • Consumption is being reduced by 25 per cent.
lower • a drug which lowers cholesterol levels
shake • It won't shake the football world if we beat them.
undermine • This will undermine their chances of success.
erode • His fumbling of the issue of reform has eroded his authority.
impair • Consumption of alcohol impairs your ability to drive.
sap • I was afraid the sickness had sapped my strength.
take the edge off
sap the strength of
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chipA chip in something such as a piece of china or furniture is where a small piece has been broken off it.
• The washbasin had a small chip in it.
craterA crater is a very large hole in the ground, which has been caused by something hitting it or by an explosion.
• A huge crater marks the spot where the explosion happened.
depressionA depression in a surface is an area which is lower than the parts surrounding it.
• an area pockmarked by rainfilled depressions
Thesaurus for dent from the Collins English Thesaurus