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dent
Inglés americano: /dɛnt/
Inglés británico: /dɛnt/

Traducción de dent en español:

noun

  • 1.1 (depression — in metal)
    (— in wood)
    to make a dent in something
    hacerle una abolladura a algo
    abollar algo
    (in wood)
    hacer una marca en algo
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The guard was hit so hard that the blow left a dent on his safety helmet.
    • For a second I thought the bullet had gone right through, as I felt a pain in the front and back of my head, but I soon realised the bullet had done little damage other than make a slight dent in my skull.
    • Inside the bridge of the Goldoba, Ramirez clenched the rails around the helmsman's chair so hard he left dents in the metal.
    1.2 (reduction) [colloquial]it's made a big dent in our savings
    se ha llevado or se ha comido una buena parte de nuestros ahorros [colloquial]
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Also looking wistfully at the three library books I must return tomorrow; I've had them for six weeks, but have scarce made a dent in them, such is my perdition.
    • A signature-revocation effort by opponents made a dent in the final tally but was not enough to keep the initiative off the ballot.
    • But the wage demands of players in recent years have been such that these vast sums have barely made a dent in the economic problems of English football.

transitive verb

  • 1.1
    (metal)
    (wood)
    hacer una marca en
    he hit the safe with a hammer but hardly dented it
    golpeó la caja fuerte con un martillo pero como si nada
    1.2
    (popularity)
    (pride)
    hacer mella en
    to dent somebody's confidence
    hacerle perder confianza a alguien
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The adverse publicity dented the airline's reputation and at the end of the year a loss of £25,483 was recorded.
    • He insists the experience hasn't dented his enthusiasm for making another film, but he would never adapt one of his plays again.
    • But that has not dented his anticipation or enthusiasm for the coming campaign.

intransitive verb

  • (metal)
    abollarse
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The body crumpled limply but inertia carried it into the side of a car with enough force to seriously dent the entire side and shove it three feet sideways into its parked neighbour.
    • The passenger side window was smashed, the light clusters were smashed, and the panels on the drivers side door were dented.
    • With a growl, Satyr turned on the engine and accelerated into his father's car, denting the side and scratching the doors.

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