- 1 1.1 countable/numerable (blow) puñetazo (m), piña (f) [colloquial/familiar] to give sb a punch darle* un puñetazo a algn a punch on the nose/in the stomach un puñetazo en la nariz/el estómago to pack a punch [speaker/play/cocktail] pegar* fuerte [colloquial/familiar] (lit) [boxer] pegar* fuerte or duro to pull (one's) punches andarse* con miramientos or [colloquial/familiar] con chiquitasMore example sentences
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- They ram into the wall, exchanging body blows and punches as they scuffle.
- A woman staying on the same corridor heard loud punches and likened the blows to those sometimes heard in TV programmes.
- But domestic violence doesn't always manifest itself in punches and blows.
More example sentences1.2 uncountable/no numerable (vigor) garra (feminine) [colloquial/familiar], fuerza (feminine)
- Just when both sides appeared to be settling for a point Nish delivered the killer punch when he popped up at the back post to convert Hamilton's miss-hit shot.
- The full force of his indomitable logic hits you like a power punch!
- A caffeinated punch adds to its powers of rejuvenation.
- Their breakthrough song undoubtedly rocks the venue, with the power punch of a stand-out track.
- 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (for paper) perforadora (feminine) 2.2 (for metal, leather) sacabocados (masculine)More example sentences
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- He began to concentrate on the design and manufacture of punch, stamp and draw tools for the production of metal car panels.
- Hollerith designed punches specially made for his system, the Hollerith Electric Tabulating System.
- After it is cut down, sheet stock goes to the turret punch to get holes put in as needed, goes to a brake press to be bent.
- Use those bits of leftover wrapping paper and a hole punch to make confetti (a great job for the kids)!
- Give each child a handful of hole punches and let them have sprinkle these over the paper.
- You may put a hole in the top with a paper punch and tie a ribbon through the hole.
Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.
- 1 (hit) pegarle* a, darle* un puñetazo or [colloquial/familiar] una piña aMore example sentences
- You only have to punch the information into a drum machine once.
- As well, many transactions such as banking that used to require fronting up to a real person can now be done by punching numbers into a machine.
- They'll simultaneously punch random buttons in separate elevators at the Waldorf, and if they emerge on the same floor, it'll be kismet.
- 2 (perforate) [ticket] picar*, perforar, ponchar (Mexico/México) ; [leather/metal] perforar to punch a hole in sth hacerle* un agujero a algo to punch the clock o card fichar, marcar* or (Mexico/México) checar* tarjeta punched card/tape (British English/inglés británico) ficha (f)/cinta (f) perforadaMore example sentences
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- He swung the machine aside and punched a few buttons on a control panel, hoisting the machine up to the left side of the ceiling.
- I punched the button again, pressing my finger against the stupid button until the area around my nail was white with pressure.
- He reached over and punched a unmarked button on the side of the machine that could only be described as a doorframe.
- Corresponding holes in the front of the parfleche were punched with a tapestry needle.
- The papers are neatly punched, indexed and occasionally underlined with red pen.
- Megawati shouted to her supporters while demonstrating how to punch ballot papers for her party's number and logo of a bull with a white nose at a soccer field in the town of Gianyar.
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- The men assaulted the guards, knocking the male to the floor and kicking and punching him while pointing a gun at him.
- She climbed in the kitchen window and saw him with a knife, the court heard, and believing she was at risk kicked and punched him to the floor.
- Another man, in a Mercedes coupe, was punched and kicked as he grappled with carjackers who struck at Dudley Hill in the city.
- verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (key, type) [data] teclear, pasar (a una computadora) 1.2 (smash) he punched the glass in rompió el cristal de un puñetazo to punch sb's face in [colloquial/familiar] partirle la cara a algn [colloquial/familiar] 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (at work) (American English/inglés norteamericano) fichar, marcar* or (Mexico/México) checar* tarjeta (al entrar al trabajo)
- verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (with die) troquelar; (on paper) perforar 1.2 (beat up) (American English/inglés norteamericano) darle* una paliza a [colloquial/familiar] 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (at work) (American English/inglés norteamericano) fichar, marcar* or (Mexico/México) checar* tarjeta (al salir del trabajo)