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puncture / pinchazo
puncture   [ˈpʌŋktʃər]
A. -noun   (in tyre, balloon)   pinchazo (m),   ponchadura (f) Mexico   (in skin)   perforaciónoun (f)   (automobiles)   pinchazo (m),   ponchadura (f) Mexico
·I have a puncture
se me ha pinchado or Mexico ponchado un neumático or Mexico una llanta
·I had a puncture on the motorway
·tuve un pinchazo en la autopista
B. -transitive verb
[+tyre]   pinchar,   ponchar Mexico
[+skin]   perforar
·this punctured his confidence
·esto destruyó su confianza
·we'll see if it punctures his pride
·veremos si esto le baja los humos
C. -intransitive verb   pincharse,   poncharse Mexico
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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