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1 punch /ˈpʌntʃ/ verb
punches; punched; punching
1 punch
/ˈpʌntʃ/
verb
punches; punched; punching
Learner's definition of PUNCH
[+ object]
: to hit (someone or something) hard with your fist
chiefly US : to press or push (something) with a short, quick movement
: to make (a hole, dent, etc.) by pressing or cutting in, into, or through something
: to make a hole in (something, such as a ticket) by using a special tool

punch holes in

: to weaken or destroy (an idea, plan, belief, etc.) by proving that parts of it are wrong

punch in

[phrasal verb] US
: to place a card in a time clock at the beginning of a workday so that the time is recorded on the card
punch (something) in or punch in (something) : to enter (information, such as words or numbers) into a computer or other machine by pressing buttons or keys

punch out

[phrasal verb] US
: to place a card in a time clock at the end of a workday so that the time is recorded on the card
punch (someone) out or punch out (someone) informal : to hit (someone) repeatedly in order to cause pain or injury : to beat (someone) up

punch someone's lights out

informal
: to hit someone's face hard with your fist

punch up

[phrasal verb]
punch (something) up or punch up (something) US, informal
: to make (something) more lively, exciting, attractive, etc.

— puncher

noun, plural punchers [count]
2 punch /ˈpʌntʃ/ noun
plural punches
2 punch
/ˈpʌntʃ/
noun
plural punches
Learner's definition of PUNCH
[count] : a quick hit with your fist
see also rabbit punch, sucker punch
[noncount] : energy or forcefulness

(as) pleased as punch

see pleased

beat (someone) to the punch

: to do or achieve something before someone else is able to

pack a punch

see 2pack

pull punches

: to express criticism in a mild or kind way usually used in negative statements

roll with the punches

see 1roll
compare 3punch, 4punch
3 punch /ˈpʌntʃ/ noun
plural punches
3 punch
/ˈpʌntʃ/
noun
plural punches
Learner's definition of PUNCH
: a drink made usually by mixing different fruit juices and often flavored with wine or liquor
[count]
[noncount]
see also punch bowl
compare 2punch, 4punch
4 punch /ˈpʌntʃ/ noun
plural punches
4 punch
/ˈpʌntʃ/
noun
plural punches
Learner's definition of PUNCH
[count]
: a tool or machine for cutting holes in paper, cardboard, leather, etc.
: a hole made by a cutting tool or machine
compare 2punch, 3punch
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