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punch 1

verb

  • Jimmy punched him in the face
    hit, strike, knock, thump, thwack, jab, cuff, clip, smash, slam, welt;
    batter, buffet, thrash, pound, pummel, rain blows on, drub, box someone's ears
    informalsock, slug, biff, bop, wallop, clobber, bash, whack, clout, crown, poke, lick, let someone have it, knock into the middle of next week, lam, whomp, deck, floor
    British informalstick one on, dot, slosh
    North American informalboff, bust, whale
    Australian/New Zealand informaldong, quilt, king-hit
    literarysmite, swinge
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  • 1 he landed a punch on Lorrimer's nose
    blow, hit, knock, thump, thwack, box, jab, fist, cuff, clip, smash, slam, welt, straight, uppercut, hook, body blow
    informalsock, slug, biff, bop, wallop, bash, whack, clout, poke, lick, belt
    North American informalboff, bust, whale
    Australian/New Zealand informaldong, king-hit, stoush
    datedbuffet
    archaicplug
  • 2 strong and full of punch, this album is one of their best
    vigour, vigorousness, liveliness, vivacity, vitality, force, forcefulness, drive, strength, zest, animation, verve, panache, enthusiasm, impact, bite, kick, effectiveness, influence
    informaloomph, pizzazz, zing, zip
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    punch 2

    verb

  • Flora handed him her ticket, which he punched
    make a hole in, put/punch holes in, perforate, puncture, pierce, prick, hole, riddle, spike, skewer, spit, stick, pin, needle
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