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"puncture" in British English

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puncturenoun [C]

uk   /ˈpʌŋk.tʃər/ us   /ˈpʌŋk.tʃɚ/

punctureverb

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

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puncturenoun [C]

us   /ˈpʌŋk·tʃər/
a small hole made by a sharp object
(Definition of puncture from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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