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A small hole in something such as the skin, caused by a sharp object
“The only negative aspect, was I got stuck in one of my toes by a sea urchin spine. I have since explored the puncture wound after coming home and found nothing.”
A small hole in a tyre resulting in an escape of air
“His right rear tyre then suffered a puncture after a light touch from Ralf Schumacher's front wing as the German passed him on lap five.”
To make a hole or series of holes in
“You should protect the vital areas along the mid-line of the torso, where even a shallow wound might puncture heart, lungs, liver, kidney or bowel.”
To pierce
“I could never puncture my own skin with a hypodermic needle.”
Deflate someone's idea, feelings
“A witty column which punctures celebrity egos.”
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