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punch1 US English

Strike with the fist

punch2 US English

A device or machine for making holes in materials such as paper, leather, metal, and plaster

punch3 US English

A drink made with fruit juices, soda, spices, and sometimes liquor, typically served in small cups from a large bowl

punch4 US English

A grotesque, hook-nosed, humpbacked buffoon, the chief male character of the Punch and Judy show. Punch is the English variant of a stock character derived ultimately from Italian commedia dell’arte

punch1 US Thesaurus

Diana punched him in the face

punch2 US Thesaurus

he punched her ticket

Punch in punch4 US English

A grotesque, hook-nosed, humpbacked buffoon, the chief male character of the Punch and Judy show. Punch is the English variant of a stock character derived ultimately from Italian commedia dell’arte

Punch in pleased as Punch US English

Feeling great delight or pride

air punch US English

An act of thrusting one’s clenched fist up into the air, typically as a gesture of triumph or elation

punch in US English

Register one’s arrival at (or departure from) work, especially by means of a time clock

punch-up US English

A disorderly bout of fighting with the fists; a brawl

hole punch US English

A device or tool for punching holes in paper or other thin materials

punch bowl US English

A bowl used for mixing and serving punch

punch card US English

A card perforated according to a code, for controlling the operation of a machine, used in voting machines and formerly in programming and entering data into computers

punch-drunk US English

Stupefied by or as if by a series of heavy blows to the head

punch line US English

The final phrase or sentence of a joke or story, providing the humor or some other crucial element

punch press US English

A press that is designed to drive a punch for shaping metal

center punch US English

A tool with a conical point for making an indentation in an object, to allow a drill to make a hole at the same spot without slipping

rabbit punch US English

A sharp chop with the edge of the hand to the back of the neck

sucker punch US English

An unexpected punch or blow

Sunday punch US English

A powerful or devastating punch or other attacking action

pack a punch US English

Be capable of hitting with skill or force

planter's punch US English

A cocktail containing rum, lime juice, carbonated water, and sugar

Punch and Judy US English

A puppet show presented on the miniature stage of a tall collapsible booth traditionally covered with striped canvas. The show was probably introduced to England from the Continent in the 17th century. Punch is on the manipulator’s right hand, remaining on stage all the time, while the left hand provides a series of characters—baby, wife (Judy), priest, doctor, policeman, hangman— for him to nag, beat, and finally kill

punch the clock US English

(Of an employee) punch in or out

punch one's ticket US English

Do or achieve something that enables one to progress to the next step

punch something up US English

Use a computer keyboard to call something to the screen

pleased as Punch US English

Feeling great delight or pride

punch something in/into in punch1 US English

Enter information by pressing a button or key

punch someone's lights out US English

Beat someone up; knock someone unconscious

beat someone to the punch US English

Anticipate or forestall someone’s actions

punch in in punch1 US English

Register one’s arrival at (or departure from) work, especially by means of a time clock

punch something up in punch1 US English

Use a computer keyboard to call something to the screen

keypunch US English

A device for transferring data by means of punching holes or notches on a series of cards or paper tape

outpunch US English

Surpass (an opponent) in punching ability

punchbag US English

British term for punching bag.

pack a punch in pack1 US English

Be capable of hitting with skill or force

nail set US English

A tool hit with a hammer to sink the head of a nail below a surface

nail punch in nail set US English

A tool hit with a hammer to sink the head of a nail below a surface

punched tape US English

A paper tape perforated according to a code, formerly used for conveying instructions or data to a data processor

punch the clock in punch1 US English

(Of an employee) punch in or out

punch one's ticket in ticket US English

Deliberately undertake particular assignments that are likely to lead to promotion at work

counterpunch US English

A punch thrown in return for one received

be unable to punch one's way out of a paper bag US English

Be completely ineffectual or inept at the specified activity

pleased as Punch in punch4 US English

Feeling great delight or pride

punch someone's lights out in punch1 US English

Beat someone up; knock someone unconscious

beat someone to the punch in punch1 US English

Anticipate or forestall someone’s actions

punch the time clock in punch1 US English

(Of an employee) punch in or out

punch one's ticket in punch1 US English

Do or achieve something that enables one to progress to the next step


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