Meaning of DENT in English
n. & v.
1. a slight mark or hollow in a surface made by, or as if by, a blow with a hammer etc.
2 a noticeable effect (lunch made a dent in our funds).
1. mark with a dent.
2 have (esp. an adverse) effect on (the news dented our hopes).
Etymology: ME, prob. f INDENT(1)
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012