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More telling was that the past days have punctured holes in the idea of them having a strong and organised rearguard. Times, Sunday Times (2016)About a third of them will have been punctured and suffer from lead poisoning by the time they arrive on our shores. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We went home with a puncture repair kit and six signed copies of my own book. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They may think differently unless the slow puncture is sealed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The third is thought to have suffered a puncture. The Sun (2015)Forced to retire with differential and exhaust problems which also cause a puncture. The Sun (2012)Take along a puncture repair kit and know how to use it. The Sun (2010)He suffered four puncture wounds to the head. The Sun (2013)She underwent emergency surgery and is said to be in a stable condition after suffering a punctured lung. The Sun (2012)Always carry a puncture repair kit. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The teenage survivor suffered puncture wounds. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They always get punctured, possibly by the cactus prop. The Sun (2011)At that, he squeezed my hand so tightly his fingernails punctured my skin. Times, Sunday Times (2013)How glorious to puncture the pomposity of the self-important. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If you get a puncture, bring it back. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But a puncture let him get past at the 11th hour. The Sun (2009)We find them faintly ridiculous, laughable rather than laudable and have a strong desire to puncture their pomposity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They react to skin puncture. Caring for your Unborn Child (1990)When you puncture the skin with the tip of a sharp knife, it should shrink away and will peel off easily. The Sun (2012)We kept an inflatable paddling pool for her in the yard, but it had a slow puncture and needed constant pumping up. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He said he twice swerved towards the pavement because he had a slow puncture, not because he was trying to flatten me. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It makes sense to always carry a spare inner tube with you for emergencies, and repair the punctured one at your leisure. Times, Sunday Times (2012)WOULD you continue to drive your car knowing that you had a slow puncture or a flickering warning light on the dashboard? Times, Sunday Times (2006)I've got a plastic box from a puncture repair kit to put my cigarettes in. The Sun (2014)Just one in five have taught them how to erect a tent, and one in ten how to fish or repair a bicycle puncture. The Sun (2016)As well as going faster, you'll be less likely to get a puncture. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Slow puncture at Peckham. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: puncture /ˈpʌŋktʃə/ NOUN
A puncture is a small hole in a car or bicycle tyre that has been made by a sharp object.
Somebody helped me to fix the puncture.
- American English: puncture
- Arabic: ثَقْب
- Brazilian Portuguese: furo orifício
- Chinese: 刺孔
- Croatian: probušena guma
- Czech: píchnutí pneumatiky
- Danish: punktering
- Dutch: gaatje
- European Spanish: pinchazo neumático
- Finnish: reikä renkaassa
- French: crevaison
- German: Einstich
- Greek: διάτρηση
- Italian: foratura
- Japanese: 刺し穴
- Korean: (찔려서 난) 구멍
- Norwegian: punktering
- Polish: przebicie
- European Portuguese: furo
- Romanian: străpungere
- Russian: прокол
- Spanish: pinchazo perforfación
- Swedish: punktering
- Thai: การเจาะ
- Turkish: patlak
- Ukrainian: прокол
- Vietnamese: lỗ thủng
British English: puncture VERB
If a sharp object punctures something, it makes a hole in it.
The bullet punctured the skull.
Definition of puncture from the Collins English Dictionary
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