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punch1

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
    informal sock, 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 informal stick one on, dot, slosh
    North American informal boff, bust, whale
    Australian/New Zealand informal dong, quilt, king-hit
    literary smite, 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
    informal sock, slug, biff, bop, wallop, bash, whack, clout, poke, lick, belt
    North American informal boff, bust, whale
    Australian/New Zealand informal dong, king-hit, stoush
    dated buffet
    archaic plug
  • 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
    informal oomph, pizzazz, zing, zip
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    punch2

    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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