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Definition 1: (football) a kick in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground - [noun denoting act]

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

  • the punt traveled 50 yards
  • punting is an important part of the game

Synonyms for punt in the sense of this definition

(punt is a kind of ...) the act of delivering a blow with the foot

"he gave the ball a powerful kick" "the team's kicking was excellent"

(punt belongs to category ...) any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal

Definition 2: an open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole - [noun denoting artifact]

(punt is a kind of ...) a small vessel for travel on water

Definition 3: formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for punt in the sense of this definition

(punt is a kind of ...) monetary unit in Eire

(punt is a part of ...) a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound

Definition 4: place a bet on - [verb of competition]

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

  • Which horse are you backing?
  • I'm betting on the new horse

Synonyms for punt in the sense of this definition

(punt is a kind of ...) stake on the outcome of an issue

"I bet $100 on that new horse" "She played all her money on the dark horse"

(... is a kind of punt ) place one's stake

(... is a kind of punt ) stake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager

Definition 5: propel with a pole - [verb of contact]

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

  • pole barges on the river
  • We went punting in Cambridge

Synonyms for punt in the sense of this definition

(punt is a kind of ...) cause to move forward with force

"Steam propels this ship"

(punt implies ...) move with force

"He pushed the table into a corner"

Definition 6: kick the ball - [verb of contact]

(punt is a kind of ...) drive or propel with the foot

(punt belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

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