dar un puñetazo

dar un puñetazo
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to hit)
a. to punch
Él me llamó cobarde y yo no pude contenerme y le di un puñetazo.He called me a coward and I couldn't contain myself any longer and punched him.
El hombre se enfadó mucho y le dio un puñetazo a la pared.The man got very angry and punched the wall.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2. (to hit; used with "en" or "sobre")
a. to bang with one's fist
Cuando le pregunté si me dejaba el carro, mi padre dio un puñetazo en la mesa y gritó: "¡Ni hablar!"When I asked him whether I could borrow his car, my father banged the table with his fist and shouted,"No way!"
b. to thump with one's fist
Me sobresalté mucho cuando, en medio del silencio que reinaba en la casa, alguien dio un puñetazo en la puerta.I was really startled when, in the midst of the silence that prevailed in the house, someone thumped the door with their fist.
c. to punch
Nunca había visto a mi abuela tan enfadada, hasta dio un puñetazo en la mesa.I'd never seen my grandmother so angry. She even punched the table.
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