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English noun: puncture

1. puncture (event) loss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object


Broader (hypernym)misadventure, mischance, mishap

2. puncture (artifact) a small hole made by a sharp object


Broader (hypernym)hole


Narrower (hyponym)pinhole, pinprick

3. puncture (act) the act of puncturing or perforating


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)centesis, perforation, prick, pricking, venipuncture


English verb: puncture

1. puncture (contact) pierce with a pointed object; make a hole into


SamplesPuncture a tire.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)pierce


Narrower (hyponym)scarify

2. puncture (contact) make by piercing


SamplesPuncture a hole.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make

3. puncture (communication) reduce or lessen the size or importance of


SamplesThe bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence.


Synonymsdeflate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)deprecate, depreciate, vilipend

4. puncture (change) cause to lose air pressure or collapse by piercing


SamplesPuncture an air balloon.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)decompress, depressurise, depressurize

5. puncture (change) be pierced or punctured


SamplesThe tire punctured.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)break, come apart, fall apart, separate, split up









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