Translation of puncture in Spanish:


pinchazo, n.

Pronunciation /?p??k(t)??r/ /?p??(k)t??/

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    (in tire, ball)
    pinchazo masculine
    pinchadura feminine Latin America
    ponchadura feminine Mexico
    we had a puncture on the way there pinchamos por el camino
    • my bike has a puncture mi bicicleta tiene una rueda pinchada
    • it has a slow puncture pierde aire
    • But with technical problems which cars experience such as engines blowing off, gear boxes getting damaged or tyre punctures being part of this game, anything could happen.
    • We've had a few punctures and a tyre shred plus chickens running out at us but otherwise we're doing ok.
    • Even on such short trips car travel could be full of difficulties with punctures to tyres or the engine boiling going up hills.
    • It seals the puncture and the tyre can then be reinflated ready for use.
    • Earlier, the duo suffered in the first and second stages with two tyre punctures, but managed to overcome the challenge until finally when they stormed past Jambo at a snail's pace with a blowing engine.
    • However, for him the problems with start soon first a puncture at his left-back tyre followed just after one lap by another one, this time at his left-right tyre.
    • His right rear tyre then suffered a puncture after a light touch from Ralf Schumacher's front wing as the German passed him on lap five.
    • But Charles found himself out of contention after sustaining a tyre puncture.
    • The happy couple were driving back into Washington and, as they hit the Beltway, one of their car tyres sustained a puncture.
    • We drove on but the damage had caused a puncture and we limped out of the stage, although the crew changed the wheel and repaired the bumper in just six minutes.
    • And if these ballots have indentations, punctures, dents on them - you know, the wind didn't make them, people came to the polls and people made those marks on those ballots.
    • When garbage contains hard objects, it can contribute more directly to accidents by causing damage to vehicles, punctures or dangerous swerves.
    • The only possible worry is punctures, but the off-road scooters have special tyres which should prevent that from happening.
    • The advantages are obvious: the airless tyre can never suffer a puncture or valve failure and ends the need to check tyre pressures.
    • Luck was on his side and somehow he escaped both a fall and a puncture.
    • First rule when dealing with a puncture is to check the tyre that the cause of the puncture is removed.
    • Of the destroyed eggs, 39 had small circular holes punctured in the eggshell (the punctures sometimes formed short rows).
    • In days of yore, he was in demand for a whole variety of ‘small jobs’ such as fixing punctures on bikes, the main method of transport in those times.
    • Patton, an elite category mountain bike racer, twice suffered punctures to his bike but battled on to beat many top names in the the field of more than 300 riders.
    • ‘My wheelchair is constantly getting punctures because of the smashed glass,’ said Mr Everton.
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    punción feminine
    • Connecting wires were fed under the skin of the forearm and out from a skin puncture and the wounds were sewn up.
    • Apply a comfrey leaf ointment or compress to your cut, but do not use it on puncture wounds because the skin may heal faster than the tissue below.
    • Hold the finger and hand firmly to immobilize the finger as some patients's response is to pull away as you perform the skin puncture.
    • Cover cuts and abrasions with waterproof dressings. Exercise great care with all sharps to prevent puncture wounds, cuts or abrasions.
    • The quality of the skin puncture sample is very technique dependent.
    • Wires lead from the array and appear through a skin puncture.
    • Injuries can lead to tetanus if people get puncture wounds.
    • A 40-year-old man received a puncture wound to his back after he stepped in to help a 19-year-old black woman who was being harassed by a group of youths at a bus stop.
    • The only negative aspect, was I got stuck in one of my toes by a sea urchin spine. I have since explored the puncture wound after coming home and found nothing.
    • Clinically, progressive purpuric skin lesions and diffuse oozing from skin puncture sites are observed, often within hours of birth.
    • Allergic status was documented by puncture skin tests.
    • Cosgrove dropped to the floor in front of the elderly man and ripped the fabric, exposing one skinny calf that had two red puncture marks marring the skin.
    • I'm sure you all remember the Belvedere College massacre over when an angry young student went on the rampage with a plank of wood with a nail in it. 8 people were treated for puncture wounds.
    • Glove failures can be caused by punctures, tears by sharp devices, or spontaneous failures.
    • These puncture wounds scar and deform the fruit.
    • Reading of the puncture wounds in the children's throats, he guesses that their wounds and Lucy's were made by the same thing.
    • I looked over at the ‘vampires’ warily and then stood up, rubbing the two puncture wounds on my neck.
    • A 57-year-old patient of mine had a puncture wound of the foot while gardening.
    • Uncontrolled bleeding from the puncture wounds.
    • She didn't want him doing anything to make his puncture wound worse.

transitive verb

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    (tire/ball) pinchar
    (tire/ball) ponchar Mexico
    (abscess/blister) reventar
    (abscess/blister) puncionar technical
    (pride/confidence) minar
    (pride/confidence) hacer mella en
    punctured lung pulmón perforado
    • She didn't seem the least bit winded, though Shannon felt as if a knife were stabbing into his lungs, trying to puncture his chest cavity so that all the air would escape and he would suffocate.
    • The second bullet slammed right into his lung, easily puncturing the tissue and crushing his windpipe against the back of his neck.
    • Scientists have recently ruled out the possibility that the stylets of certain mites are too short to puncture cells on the front surfaces of some ferns.
    • A shot was then fired, puncturing a front tyre on Mbambo's car,’ Matroos said.
    • David Millar is forced to drop back for emergency repairs to his bike, while Jan Ullrich punctures his front tyre.
    • After slipping off his bike in the peloton, he had almost made up the distance, but then punctured his front tyre, and has slipped back again.
    • You should protect the vital areas along the mid-line of the torso, where even a shallow wound might puncture heart, lungs, liver, kidney or bowel.
    • The single blow punctured a lung and he died in hospital a week later.
    • A police officer who used a knife to puncture the tyres of a car to stop it being driven by a group of drunken revellers has been convicted and warned he may face a jail sentence.
    • In last summer's accident, debris from a shattered tyre punctured a fuel tank and led to a catastrophic fire which brought down the plane 10 miles from where it had taken off, Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.
    • After the headmistress branded him a troublemaker and excluded him from the Christmas party, he punctured her car tyres with a nail and was swiftly expelled.
    • Ishrat was seated next to Javed who was driving the car when the crime branch team fired and punctured the rear left tyre.
    • The perpetrator cut off the tyres, punctured the diesel tank and broke windows in the vehicle.
    • Detectives believe the killer punctured his car tyre to make him stay behind after work.
    • They say the louts involved even left broken glass strewn on their path to puncture Rosemary's wheelchair tyres.
    • Well, chances are, those blows managed to puncture the brain, and they most likely died of internal bleeding, or maybe outer bleeding.
    • One bullet had punctured the spare tire and flattened it as well.
    • The dog then bit several times at the back of Carlson's legs and then made contact with the back part of Carlson's right knee, puncturing the skin.
    • Thomas, who is in Ward 22 at the hospital, is recuperating from the gunshot wounds he suffered to his chest last Friday, one bullet having punctured his lung.
    • A 17-year-old youth was left with a fractured skull, punctured lung and a cracked rib after he was attacked in the town's Monkwick Avenue in March this year.
    • The company has punctured this fragile mood of optimism with a miscalculation of astonishing proportions.
    • Worse still is the title track - eight-and-a-half minutes of tedium and cliché interrupted by bad Riverdance impressions which really puncture the dark mood the song is trying to conjure up.
    • Sigmund Freud's theories have been punctured and pricked with doubt, but anyone who argues that he should be dropped from the canon of Western civilization needs therapy.
    • At this, Lance's ego seemed to be punctured slightly, but he kept at it.
    • Its reputation of being a place of escalating communal tension has been punctured.
    • A smug academic thinks he can intellectualise his way out of human problems of love and jealousy, and he is punctured.
    • What little suspense there might have been was punctured for me by Howard disclosing most of it.

intransitive verb

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    (tire/ball) pincharse
    • Huge coal trucks have almost run Bonds's car off the road, and two local activists had their tires punctured when they went to file paperwork for a hearing.
    • Lieutenant Barnes was forced back to base on one engine with countless holes in his ship and one tire punctured.
    • Every time, a vehicle finds its tyre punctured in the middle of the road, the vendor control room of the area transmits signals to alert other vendors within a five kilometer radius.
    • Yet he does not want to see that attack, which consisted of the car being covered in broken eggs and the tyres punctured, as yet another example of a sectarian attack upon him.
    • The rear tyre got punctured, but with the help of a couple of menial workers and a beggar, my father was able to push the car to the tyre repair garage.
    • The driver lost control of his Peugeot 405 after a tyre punctured.
    • Only then did he realise that one of his rear tyres had punctured.
    • Armstrong said the Spaniard's tyre had punctured as they braked for a corner.
    • It is thought he was shot as he repaired his car tyre, which the killer had probably punctured.
    • York-based rider Rob Smith was also a finisher, but clubmate Paul Brown was a non-finisher after puncturing in the early stages.
    • The especially hardened leaf-tips puncturing through frozen ground make the plant a very welcome, if uninvited guest.
    • Local rider Michael Mulcahy rode a fantastic race after puncturing and finished a creditable 10th.
    • Despite suffering two punctures during his first competitive drive in eight years, Malcolm Wilson and seventeen year old son Matthew took the title by 54 seconds from three-time winner Steve Petch.
    • Unfortunately, Brown's hopes of a good result were dashed when a clash of wheels with another rider brought about a puncture.
    • With eight miles remaining, the Irish trio were holding 1: 24 ahead but then tragedy struck when Mark Lovett punctured and they lost their momentum.
    • To cap Flanagan's misfortune, he punctured with 15 miles to go and there was an immediate charge from the front of his bunch, capitalising on his ill luck.
    • I was convinced we'd punctured, but somehow the tyres, and the suspension, remained unaffected.
    • Hamilton's men suffered four punctures in the first 15 miles, destroying their rhythm, and for a few miles there was patent indecision among them whether to wait or continue.
    • There we had eight punctures from the flint on the track during testing.
    • They fired several rounds from handguns and semi-automatic rifles at the vehicle, which finally came to a halt about 500 metres from the depot with all four wheels punctured.