- 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.
In Spain, a privately owned school that receives no government funds is called a colegio privado. Parents pay monthly fees. Colegios privados cover all stages of primary and secondary education.
- 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)