(n.) A play on words which have the same sound but different meanings; an expression in which two different applications of a word present an odd or ludicrous idea; a kind of quibble or equivocation.
(v. i.) To make puns, or a pun; to use a word in a double sense, especially when the contrast of ideas is ludicrous; to play upon words; to quibble.
(v. t.) To persuade or affect by a pun.
(1) Go Kings go!” The pun-filled press release issued by De Blasio also helpfully included the lyrics to Sinatra’s and Newman’s classic tunes, in case anyone had forgotten.
(2) Bad pun aside, investors are concerned that the company's high growth-rates are tapering.
(3) January 12, 2016 Shorten hastily responded to that debate on Twitter with a pun-laden non-answer, saying: “Cos you asked … my favourite lettuce is one that doesn’t have a 15 per cent GST on it.” Bill Shorten (@billshortenmp) Cos you asked @workmanalice - my favourite lettuce is one that doesn't have a 15 per cent GST on it.
(4) The following day, politicians and eurocrats began scrambling to hammer out a larger rescue package for Greece: 28 April 2010 Photograph: Guardian That was the time when puns about Acropolis Now, and ‘making a drachma out of a crisis’ were in vogue: Greek debt crisis, 28 April 2010 Photograph: Guardian But there wasn’t much time for jokes.
(5) Hemingway’s daughter, Corey, is in a marquee at the back of the site, painting a teddy bear onto some MDF, in the pursuit of a Teddy Boy pun that either doesn’t work, or I don’t get, but it looks great.
(6) The outcome of 53 patients operated on either for posttraumatic ulnar neuropathy (PUN) or non-traumatic cubital tunnel syndrome (CTS) was reviewed after 3 years follow-up.
(7) In a report called "Un-Finnished Business" (you can always rely on the rating agencies for a bad pun), the analysts write: We think the risks to growth in 2012 and 2013 are rising.
(8) In all experiments, supplementing TRP-deficient diets with D- and L-TRP significantly increased feed intake, rate and efficiency of gain and decreased plasma urea N (PUN).
(9) Systemic LH, FSH, glucagon, cortisol, PUN, NEFA, estradiol, and testosterone were not affected by insulin or level of feeding.
(10) The first of April is normally a day of frothy fun, where newspapers and brands compete to produce the best jokes and the worst puns to fool their readers.
(11) The unfortunate design hasn’t gone unnoticed and attracted puns galore when it was posted on Reddit over the weekend .
(12) Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian The signs of wealth are everywhere, from the luxury gated village of the Pun Hlaing Golf Estate to the towers around swimming pools of Star City , both projects of the Pun empire.
(13) Emad Hajjaj, a popular Jordanian cartoonist, drew an elderly Palestinian woman by her sagging UN tent saying – in an untranslatable pun on the words “Charlie” and the colloquial Arabic “I have been” – that she had lived as a refugee for the 67 years since the creation of Israel in 1948.
(14) During the war years, his snappy, escapist films brought joy to audiences on the home front, while he was the only Hope (puns on his surname have always been de rigueur ) for thousands of troops overseas whom he entertained on his various tours from 1941.
(15) Second, the yuck factor: isn't it just beyond tasteful (no pun intended) for a woman to put her nipple into another woman's baby's mouth?
(16) The report tackles a number of issues which, excuse the pun, have been ‘bubbling’ up over the last year.
(17) Sorry and all that, but the pun was too good to use: Genre?
(18) Was The Wine Show supposed to be a deliberately awful pun on The One Show?
(19) The comedian Rob Auton, 30, has seen off competition from acclaimed pun-slingers including Tim Vine and Gary Delaney to pick up TV channel Dave's annual award for one-liners at the fringe.
(20) An experiment was conducted with 36 crossbred finishing pigs (18 male castrates and 18 females) to evaluate the effect of bromocriptine implants on growth, feed intake, feed efficiency, plasma urea nitrogen (PUN) and carcass characteristics.
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(1) Many elements of the set had been spun out of background glimpses from the film, references you'd only register after an unhealthy number of viewings.
(2) CheY reduced the bias (the fraction of time that cells spun counterclockwise) in either case.
(3) SPUN surveillance may prove too costly to be practical for general application, but it can serve as a means to identify needy children and estimate the prevalence of undernutrition in specific high-risk populations.
(4) Time Inc, the largest magazine publisher in the US with titles including Time, Sports Illustrated and Marie Claire, was spun off last month as a corporate manoeuvre to protect Time Warner from the continuing decline in the publishing sector.
(5) Clinton’s decision to drive rather than fly to Iowa, a highly unusual move for a presidential candidate – and one that does not come without risks – is being spun by her campaign as an idea that Clinton casually came up with herself.
(6) If any of them is neglected or isolated from the rest, the whole will be impoverished-the student will suffocate in disconnected, empirical facts; fanciful theories will be spun from tenuous evidence; well established theory will be neglected by the practitioner; the best-intentioned schemes will have disastrous long-term consequences.
(7) And that it spun from there into something much, much more violent.
(8) Peripheral venous spun hematocrit was measured between 2 and 4 hours of age.
(9) However, when the intracellular pH was lowered to 6.6 or below, envelopes that spun CW stopped rotating, while envelopes that spun CCW continued to rotate.
(10) The challenger bank, which spun out of Lloyds Banking Group and floated in June, is attempting to expand its loan book to match its cost base, but analysts fear this could hit its margins.
(11) However, whether or not she realised it at the time, Denise was also at the centre of an increasingly sophisticated web being spun by lawyers and aides on her husband's payroll.
(12) While all my other questions have been answered, albeit halfheartedly, this one was not fudged or spun or mangled, but simply ignored.
(13) Peripheral swelling was less than central for both lathe cut- and spun cast-type lenses.
(14) The enzymatic in-vitro-hydrolysis results altogether in a comparable availability of the amino acids between spun protein fibers and sunflower seed globulin isolates.
(15) But the gun laws themselves are just the collateral damage of a spun-out legislature that has become one of the most successful case studies for ALEC's push to enact pro-business, pro-conservative legislation across the country.
(16) The TSB prospectus shows that Lloyds is also helping the newly spun-off bank - which has been back on the high streets since September - to become more profitable by handing over an extra £3.4bn of loans, which are expected to generate £230m of additional profit by 2017.
(17) Oxygen-contaminated, melt-spun, binary Ti-Si alloys have been examined by using transmission electron microscopy.
(18) How Richard Spencer's home town weathered a neo-Nazi 'troll storm' Read more The Daily Stormer, which takes a millennial, meme-driven approach to racism, misogyny and virulent antisemitism, also spun-off 31 active “real-life, on-the-ground clubs” across the country, the law center analysts found.
(19) Details of this rapidly developing international incident remain contested, with the oppressors (the young ladies) telling a slightly different tale to that being spun by the victim (Fifa).
(20) In October 2004, The Pirate Bay was spun off from the Piratbyrån.