Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of puncture.

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Examples

  • Dreams, once again puncturing a popular myth, take place in your MIND.

    Who You Gonna Call? MYTHBUSTERS!

  • The time to "de-leverage," as Wall Street calls puncturing the debt bubble, is at hand.

    Eric Margolis: The World's Biggest Debtor Urges More Debt

  • ABC: What attracts me about Auden's remark is it's a kind of puncturing of a particular kind of literary or poetic ambition or sentimentality, as if you can go out there and coin the slogans and people would just march behind you and do what you want them to do.

    Shakespeare - The Today Programme

  • Indeed, the real testing time still lies ahead as we face increasing shortages in agricultural goods and in manufactured products, and increasing demand on the public purse as the alternative to "puncturing" of the retail ceiling.

    The Battle Against Rising Prices

  • We undertake ongoing analysis of battery returns and that analysis shows that overheating is caused by user induced damage such as puncturing the battery with a sharp object or applying excessive force when removing the battery cover.

    Telecom Sector and Stocks Analysis from Seeking Alpha

  • This is a vision of politics as a kind of puncturing, a rupturing of the accepted structure of reality.

    New Statesman

  • The court decided that none of the three men were guilty of what prosecutors claimed was their failure to act on knowledge that the design of the Concorde made its gas tanks vulnerable to exactly the kind of puncturing from burst tires that led to the 2000 crash.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • In doing so, the court decided none of the three men were guilty of what prosecutors claimed was their failure to act on knowledge that the design of the Concorde made its gas tanks vulnerable to exactly the kind of puncturing from burst tires that led to the 2000 crash.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • The state police statement said an autopsy determined the bullet had gone through Barron Torres' right arm and entered his chest, puncturing a lung.

    Mexican teen dies after Arizona border incident

  • Jumping out of an Air Force plane flying high enough to avoid puncturing the nighttime silence, members of a Navy SEAL team parachuted into Somalia's darkness to rescue two aid workers, an American and a Dane, from their three-month captivity.

    Navy SEALs Rescue Hostages in Somalia

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