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English noun: dimple

1. dimple (substance) a chad that has been punched or dimpled but all four corners are still attached

Synonymsdimpled chad, pregnant chad

Broader (hypernym)chad

2. dimple (shape) any slight depression in a surface

SamplesThere are approximately 336 dimples on a golf ball.

Broader (hypernym)depression, impression, imprint

3. dimple (body) a small natural hollow in the cheek or chin

SamplesHis dimple appeared whenever he smiled.

Broader (hypernym)depression, impression, imprint

English verb: dimple

1. dimple (change) mark with, or as if with, dimples

SamplesDrops dimpled the smooth stream.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)mark

2. dimple (body) produce dimples while smiling

SamplesThe child dimpled up to the adults.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)smile

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