puncture

puncture
I ['pʌŋktʃə(r)]
nome (in tyre, balloon) foratura f., bucatura f.; (in skin) puntura f.

we had a puncture on the way — abbiamo forato per strada

II 1. ['pʌŋktʃə(r)]
verbo transitivo
1) (perforate) forare, bucare [tyre, balloon]; perforare [organ]
2) fig. (deflate) sgonfiare [myth]

to puncture sb.'s pride o ego — sgonfiare qcn., fare abbassare la cresta a qcn

2.
verbo intransitivo [tyre, balloon] forarsi, bucarsi
* * *
1. verb
(to make or get a small hole in: Some glass on the road punctured my new tyre.) bucare, forare
2. noun
(a hole in a tyre: My car has had two punctures this week.) foratura, bucatura
* * *
puncture /ˈpʌŋktʃə(r)/
n.
1 foro (fatto da un oggetto aguzzo); forellino
2 (autom., ciclismo, ecc.) foratura; bucatura: to get a puncture, bucare; forare; to have a puncture, avere una gomma a terra; to mend a puncture, riparare una gomma bucata; puncture repair, riparazione di una foratura
3 (med.) puntura: lumbar puncture, puntura lombare
FALSI AMICI: puncture non significa puntura nel senso di iniezione o di punzecchiatura di insetto. (to) puncture /ˈpʌŋktʃə(r)/
A v. t.
1 pungere
2 (di un chiodo, ecc.) bucare; forare
3 (fam.) sgonfiare; ridimensionare; umiliare: to puncture sb.'s enthusiasm, sgonfiare l'entusiasmo di q.
B v. i.
1 (di ciclista, automobilista) bucare; forare
2 (di pneumatico, ecc.) bucarsi; forarsi.
* * *
I ['pʌŋktʃə(r)]
nome (in tyre, balloon) foratura f., bucatura f.; (in skin) puntura f.

we had a puncture on the way — abbiamo forato per strada

II 1. ['pʌŋktʃə(r)]
verbo transitivo
1) (perforate) forare, bucare [tyre, balloon]; perforare [organ]
2) fig. (deflate) sgonfiare [myth]

to puncture sb.'s pride o ego — sgonfiare qcn., fare abbassare la cresta a qcn

2.
verbo intransitivo [tyre, balloon] forarsi, bucarsi

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