punch a hole in

punch a hole in (something)

To bore a hole into or through something. We'll need to use a high-powered drill to punch a hole through the layer of rock beneath the surface. Please punch holes through these papers so we can put them in the three-ring binder.
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punch a hole in something

to make a hole in something with something. John punched a hole in the wall with his fist. Mary punched a hole in the paper with her pencil.
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The problem with that is when they drop the rods in the turret the rods punch a hole in the floor.
He said he was conflicted and just skipped the question, but he knew how to punch a hole in the card.