Definition of 'dent'
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Our pride is dented and our confidence has taken a hit. The Sun (2016)Now the entire sum barely dents the 2,000 annual cost of maintaining the churchyard. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They have certainly dented the company 's reputation for reliability. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His down-to-earth and kind-hearted personality has helped stick a huge dent in the stereotypical image of footballers. The Sun (2016)This is a huge dent in our credibility. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One car was dented when a naked pedestrian ran across it for a joke. The Sun (2008)They arrive and are taken away with barely a dent. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Both have rather large dents in the middle. The Sun (2013)All they did was make a another dent in the moon and throw up some dust. The Sun (2009)There are big dents in our lighting rig. The Sun (2013)Rarely has there been a better chance to put a dent in the deficit. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You have to feel confi dent that it was all part of the journey. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Perhaps his pride was dented and he determined not to let her have her way. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It makes a big dent on our weekly budget. The Sun (2011)These sorts of charges make a huge dent in returns in the long term. Times, Sunday Times (2015)My last girlfriend dumped me over it and that dented my confidence. The Sun (2013)No one was injured but their car was badly dented. The Sun (2009)The loss of other big databases has dented public confidence. The Sun (2009)The police are still looking for other suspects and are confi dent they will be caught. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But it is the loan and credit card debt that is making the largest dent in their monthly budget. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Give them all the help you can without putting a big dent in the time you spend with clients. The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)This did not dent his enthusiasm. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The scandal did not dent the company 's prospects. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The economic downturn has failed to dent the company 's advance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Poland's domestic game barely makes a dent in global consciousness. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In these tricky financial times it's another dent in the wallet. The Sun (2011)With eight years to go, using these savings to pay off capital will make a dent in the amount owed. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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