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punch1 British & World English

Strike with the fist

punch2 British & World English

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

punch3 British & World English

A drink made from wine or spirits mixed with water, fruit juices, spices, etc., and typically served hot

punch4 British & World English

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

punch British & World English

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

Punch in punch4 British & World English

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

Suffolk punch in punch4 British & World English

A draught horse of a short-legged thickset breed

punch in in punch1 British & World English

(Of an employee) clock in (or out)

punch in British & World English

(Of an employee) clock in (or out)

punch-up British & World English

A disorderly bout of fighting with the fists; a brawl

nail punch British & World English

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

punch-drunk British & World English

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

punch press British & World English

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

hole punch British & World English

A device for punching holes in sheets of paper, so that they can be filed in a ring binder

centre punch British & World English

A tool consisting of a metal rod with a conical point for making an indentation, to allow a drill to make a hole at the same spot without slipping

rabbit punch British & World English

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

sucker punch British & World English

An unexpected punch or blow

Sunday punch British & World English

A powerful or devastating punch or other attacking action

pack a punch in pack1 British & World English

Be capable of hitting with skill or force

pack a punch British & World English

Be capable of hitting with skill or force

planter's punch British & World English

A cocktail containing rum, lemon or lime juice, and sugar

Punch and Judy British & World English

An English puppet show presented on the miniature stage of a tall collapsible booth traditionally covered with striped canvas. The show was probably introduced 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 in punch1 British & World English

(Of an employee) clock in or out

punch the clock British & World English

(Of an employee) clock in or out

punch one's ticket in ticket British & World English

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

punch one's ticket British & World English

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

as pleased as Punch in punch4 British & World English

Feeling great delight or pride

as pleased as Punch British & World English

Feeling great delight or pride

punch above one's weight in punch1 British & World English

Engage in an activity or contest perceived as being beyond one’s abilities

punch something in/into in punch1 British & World English

Enter information by punching a button or key on a machine

punch above one's weight British & World English

Engage in an activity or contest perceived as being beyond one’s abilities

beat someone to the punch in punch1 British & World English

Anticipate or forestall someone’s actions

keypunch British & World English

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

beat someone to the punch British & World English

Anticipate or forestall someone’s actions

punchbag British & World English

A stuffed cylindrical bag suspended so it can be punched for exercise or training, especially by boxers

outpunch British & World English

Surpass (an opponent) in punching ability

punchbowl British & World English

A bowl used for mixing and serving punch

punched card British & World English

A card perforated according to a code, formerly used to program computers

punched tape British & World English

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

punchline British & World English

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

sucker-punch in sucker punch British & World English

Hit (someone) with an unexpected punch or blow

counterpunch British & World English

A punch thrown in return for one received

punch1 English Thesaurus

Jimmy punched him in the face

punch2 English Thesaurus

Flora handed him her ticket, which he punched

punch English-Spanish

puñetazo m, piña ffamiliar/colloquial


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