English base make a dent

Dictionary entry: make a dent
  • DrD

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    England English

    Thank you for your message. We already have this figurative sense of 'make a dent' in our English base. Here are the entries in our English to Spanish dictionary, for instance:

    make a dent in [sth] v expr figurative, informal (reduce noticeably) (figurado)hacer mella en loc verb + prep
    reducir vtr
    Paying for a new roof has really made a dent in my savings. Despite all the interruptions, I managed to make a dent in the work.
    Pagar el techo nuevo realmente ha hecho mella en mis ahorros.
    make a dent v expr figurative, informal (reduce [sth] noticeably)reducir vi
    recortar vi

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