a hollow or depression in a surface, as from a blow.
a noticeable effect, especially of reduction:
to leave a dent in one’s savings; a dent in one’s pride.
verb (used with object)
to make a dent in or on; indent:
The impact dented the car’s fender.
to have the effect of reducing or slightly injuring:
The caustic remark dented his ego.
verb (used without object)
to show dents; become indented:
Tin dents more easily than steel.
to sink in, making a dent:
Nails dent into metal.
make a dent, Informal. to cause a person to take heed; make an impression:
The doctor told him to stop smoking, but it didn’t make a dent.
make a dent in, to show initial progress; pass an initial stage of (work, thought, solving a problem, etc.):
I haven’t even made a dent in this pile of work.
a hollow or dip in a surface, as one made by pressure or a blow
an appreciable effect, esp of lessening: a dent in our resources
to impress or be impressed with a dent or dents
a toothlike protuberance, esp the tooth of a sprocket or gearwheel
(textiles) the space between two wires in a loom through which a warp thread is drawn
see: make a dent in
verb (used with object), denuded, denuding. 1. to make naked or bare; strip: The storm completely denuded the trees. 2. Geology. to subject to denudation. verb (transitive) 1. to divest of covering; make bare; uncover; strip 2. to expose (rock) by the erosion of the layers above denude de·nude (dĭ-nōōd’, -nyōōd’) v. de·nud·ed, de·nud·ing, de·nudes […]
verb (used with or without object), denunciated, denunciating. 1. to denounce; condemn openly. verb 1. (transitive) to condemn; denounce
denunciatory [dih-nuhn-see-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -shee-] /dɪˈnʌn si əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ʃi-/ Word Origin adjective 1. characterized by or given to denunciation.
adjective 1. deceased; dead. 2. gone; past. noun 3. the departed. the dead person referred to. dead persons collectively. verb (used without object) 1. to go away; leave: She departed from Paris today. The train departs at 10:52. 2. to diverge or deviate (usually followed by from): The new method departs from the old in […]