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What is another word for puncture?

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A small hole resulting from being pierced by a sharp object
“Spiking involves making a shallow puncture in the surface of the grass mat and into the soil below.”
A small hole in a tire resulting in an escape of air
“His right rear tire then suffered a puncture after a light touch from Ralf Schumacher's front wing as the German passed him on lap five.”
An opening, cleft, or chasm
The action or process of piercing something
A (small) indentation in a surface
To pierce or impale with a pointed object
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“You cannot drown spirit in water, burn it in the fire, cut it with a sword, blow it up with dynamite, puncture it with a spear, or nail it to the cross.”
To make a hole (or holes) in
“You can take a large tin can, puncture it with holes, revolve it around a light bulb, and it shines little bits of starlight all over the room.”
To depressurize or (cause to) go flat, especially of a tire
“To get revenge, Po-po and her friend puncture the car's tires and then tease the couple about having bad luck with flat tires.”
To undermine, especially someone's mood, ideas or feelings
“She took it upon herself to puncture his ego whenever possible.”
To disprove a statement, theory or belief
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To puncture or burst open, especially due to internal air pressure
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