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Definition 1: (boxing) a blow with the fist - [noun denoting act]

Samples where punch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I gave him a clout on his nose

Synonyms for punch in the sense of this definition

(punch is a kind of ...) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

"a blow on the head"

(... is a kind of punch ) a return punch (especially by a boxer)

(... is a kind of punch ) a hard punch that renders the opponent unable to continue boxing

(... is a kind of punch ) a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent

(... is a kind of punch ) a quick short straight punch

(... is a kind of punch ) a short chopping blow to the back of the neck

(... is a kind of punch ) an unexpected punch

(punch belongs to category ...) fighting with the fists

Definition 2: a tool for making holes or indentations - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for punch in the sense of this definition

(punch is a kind of ...) an implement used in the practice of a vocation

(... is a kind of punch ) a tool with a conical point that is used to make indentations in metal (especially to mark points for drilling)

(... is a kind of punch ) punch consisting of pliers for perforating paper or leather

Definition 3: an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl - [noun denoting food]

(punch is a kind of ...) made of two or more ingredients

(... is a kind of punch ) a punch made of fruit juices mixed with water or soda water (with or without alcohol)

(... is a kind of punch ) a punch made of spirits and milk and sugar and spices

(... is a kind of punch ) a punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl

(... is a kind of punch ) a punch made of sweetened ale or wine heated with spices and roasted apples; especially at Christmas

(... is a kind of punch ) a punch made of rum and brandy and water or tea sweetened with sugar syrup

(... is a kind of punch ) a punch made of Moselle and sugar and sparkling water or champagne flavored with sweet woodruff

(... is a kind of punch ) a punch made of sweetened milk or cream mixed with eggs and usually alcoholic liquor

(... is a kind of punch ) Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar

Definition 4: deliver a quick blow to - [verb of contact]

Samples where punch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he punched me in the stomach

Synonyms for punch in the sense of this definition

(punch is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

Definition 5: make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation - [verb of contact]

Samples where punch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • perforate the sheets of paper

Synonyms for punch in the sense of this definition

(punch is a kind of ...) make a hole into

"The needle pierced her flesh"

Definition 6: drive forcibly as if by a punch - [verb of contact]

Samples where punch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the nail punched through the wall

(punch is a kind of ...) push forcefully

"He thrust his chin forward"

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