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dint

[ dint ]
/ dɪnt /
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noun

force; power: By dint of hard work she became head of the company.
a dent.
Archaic. a blow; stroke.

verb (used with object)

to make a dent or dents in.
to impress or drive in with force.

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Origin of dint

before 900; Middle English; Old English dynt; cognate with Old Norse dyntr

OTHER WORDS FROM dint

dintless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dint

dint
/ (dɪnt) /

noun

by dint of by means or use ofby dint of hard work
archaic a blow or a mark made by a blow

verb

(tr) to mark with dints

noun, verb

a variant of dent 1

Derived forms of dint

dintless, adjective

Word Origin for dint

Old English dynt; related to Old Norse dyttr blow
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Idioms and Phrases with dint

dint

see by dint of.

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