phut

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phut

(fʌt)
n
a representation of a muffled explosive sound
adv
go phut to break down or collapse
[C19: of imitative origin]
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phut

[fʌt] ADJ to go phutestropearse, hacer kaput (fig) → fracasar
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phut

(inf)
nPuff m
adv to go phut (= make noise)puff machen; (= break down)kaputtgehen (inf); (plans etc) → platzen (inf)
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phut

[fʌt] adv to go phut (fam) → andare in tilt
the TV's gone phut → è saltata la tivù
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In Karachi also, we hear the same problem the feeders going phut even at the slightest of showers.
On Saturday, a strong wind drove the torrential rain straight into this area so Gurney, Hermon and Kearns had to keep their audiences informed while hoping that a series of plastic bags would prevent their equipment going phut and themselves being electrocuted.
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