- 1.1 countable (blow) to give somebody a puncha punch on the nose/in the stomachdarle un puñetazo a alguiento pack a punch (speaker/play/cocktail)un puñetazo en la nariz/el estómagoto pull (one's) punchespegar fuerte [colloquial](lit) (boxer)pegar fuerte or duroandarse con miramientos or [colloquial] con chiquitasExample sentences1.2 uncountable (vigor)
- 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.
- 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.
- 1 (hit)pegarle adarle un puñetazo or [colloquial] una piña aExample sentences
- 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.
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (key, type) 1.2 (smash) See examples: he punched the glass in
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (beat up)
- 1 (for paper)Example sentences
- 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.
- 2 (for metal, leather)Example sentences
- 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.
- (perforate)(leather/metal)to punch a hole in somethingto punch the clock o cardhacerle un agujero a algopunched card/tape (British English)marcar or (Mexico) checar tarjetaficha (feminine) /cinta (feminine) perforadaExample sentences
- 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.
- In most manufacturing, the flash hole is simply punched through the bottom of the primer pocket.
- In a small garden, fill plastic rubbish sacks with them, tie the tops, punch a few holes at the bottom, and leave them to rot down in a quiet corner of the garden till next autumn.
- He punches spy holes in the wooden shutters so when he is indoors he can look out whether he is sitting or standing.
- 1Example sentences
- Iced tea, fruit punch, water, milk, coffee, and hot tea were complimentary.
- Pick your choice of tipple from white or red wine, fruit punch or lager as your peruse the menu and enjoy live reggae music from a local band.
- Fruit punch made from fruit juice is an excellent source of Vitamin C, providing about 35g of vitamin C per serving.
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In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.