puncture
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puncture
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (hole in a tire)
a. el pinchazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If you cycle, you should know how to mend a puncture.Si usas bicicleta, deberías saber reparar un pinchazo.
b. la ponchadura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
A puncture ended Vettel's hopes of winning the race.Una ponchadura acabó con las esperanzas de Vettel de ganar la carrera.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Incredible as it seems, I had two punctures on the same day.Aunque parezca increíble, pinché dos veces en un mismo día.
The car ran over some broken glass and we got a puncture.El auto pasó por encima de unos cristales rotos y se nos pinchó una llanta.
2. (hole)
a. la perforación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The leak had been caused by a puncture in the side of the tank.La causa de la fuga había sido una perforación a un costado del tanque.
3. (medicine)
a. la punción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
In keyhole surgery, instead of a large cut, a small puncture is made in the skin.En la cirugía laparoscópica, en lugar de una incisión grande, se hace una pequeña punción en la piel.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to cause air to escape from)
a. pinchar
When we stopped, I found that a nail had punctured the tire.Cuando paramos, descubrí que un clavo había pinchado el neumático.
b. ponchar
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Somebody deliberately punctured the tires on my car.Alguien ponchó las llantas de mi carro a propósito.
5. (to make a hole in)
a. perforar
There were two marks where the snake's fangs had punctured her arm.Había dos marcas donde los dientes de la serpiente le habían perforado el brazo.
6. (medicine)
a. reventar
This abscess needs to be punctured as soon as possible to avoid infection.Hay que reventar este absceso cuanto antes para evitar una infección.
7. (to subdue)
a. minar
The team's poor results over recent weeks seem to have punctured their confidence.Se diría que las malas actuaciones que tuvo el equipo en la últimas semanas minaron su confianza.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (to acquire a puncture)
a. pincharse
What can you do to control a vehicle if a tire punctures at high speed?¿Qué se puede hacer para controlar un vehículo si se pincha un neumático cuando se va a mucha velocidad?
b. poncharse
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
My bicycle tire punctured when I rode it over very sharp stones.La llanta de mi bicicleta se ponchó al pasar sobre unas piedras muy afiladas.
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puncture
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in tire)
a. el pinchazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
b. la ponchadura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (in skin)
a. la punción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (in metal)
a. la perforación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to have a puncturetener un pinchazo or
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (tire)
a. pinchar
b. ponchar
5. (metal, lung)
a. perforar
6. (blister, abscess)
a. punzar
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puncture [ˈpʌŋktʃəʳ]
noun
(in tyre, balloon) pinchazo (m); ponchadura (f); (Méx) (in skin) perforación (f); (Aut) pinchazo (m); ponchadura (f); (Méx)
I have a puncture se me ha pinchado or ponchado un neumático or una llanta; (Méx) especially (LAm) I had a puncture on the motorway tuve un pinchazo en la autopista
transitive verb
[+tyre] pinchar; ponchar; (Méx) [+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
intransitive verb
pincharse; poncharse; (Méx)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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