punch a hole in (something)

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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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Repeat to punch holes in each strap long and short edge using a 1/8" seam allowance and ending the holes 1" before the ring.
The tool can be used to punch holes in stainless VA steel (up to 2mm thick), together with mild steel, aluminium or plastics up to 3mm sheet thickness.
The first step is to punch holes in the quilled strip using an awl.
DAVID HAYE has promised to punch holes in Wladimir Klitschko when they meet in Hamburg on July 2, and I believe him.
Ask a grown-up to help you punch holes in a plastic bag.
Punch holes in one end of the sheets to match the cover holes.