Translation of dent in Spanish:
- 1.1 (depression — in metal) abolladura (feminine), abollón (masculine); (— in wood) marca (feminine) to make a dent in sth hacerle* una abolladura a algo, abollar algo [in wood] hacer* una marca en algoExample sentences1.2 (reduction) [colloquial/familiar] it's made a big dent in our savings se ha llevado or se ha comido una buena parte de nuestros ahorros [colloquial/familiar]
- 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.
- 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/verbo transitivo
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