Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dent

3 senses of dent

Sense 1
dent -- (an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening); "it made a dent in my bank account")
       => consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot -- (a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event")

Sense 2
incision, scratch, prick, slit, dent -- (a depression scratched or carved into a surface)
       => depression, impression, imprint -- (a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud")

Sense 3
dent, ding, gouge, nick -- (an impression in a surface (as made by a blow))
       => blemish, defect, mar -- (a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dent

1 sense of dent

Sense 1
indent, dent -- (make a depression into; "The bicycle dented my car")
       => flex, bend, deform, twist, turn -- (cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar")

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