puncture Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"puncture" in British English

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puncturenoun [C]

uk   /ˈpʌŋk.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/
a ​smallhole made by a ​sharpobject, ​especially in a ​tyre: My ​bike has had two punctures in the last three ​weeks. I (= my ​cartyre) had a puncture when I was ​driving back from ​work. She had a puncture ​wound in her ​arm, from a ​waspsting.

punctureverb

uk   /ˈpʌŋk.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/
[I or T] to make a ​smallhole in something, or to get a ​smallhole in something: She had used a ​screwdriver to puncture two ​holes in the ​lid of a ​painttin. The ​knife went through his ​ribs and punctured his ​lung. [T] to ​suddenly make someone less ​confident or ​positive: My ​positivemood was ​rather punctured by the ​news.
(Definition of puncture from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"puncture" in American English

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puncturenoun [C]

 us   /ˈpʌŋk·tʃər/
a ​smallhole made by a ​sharpobject
(Definition of puncture from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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