pack a punch/wallop

Definition of pack a punch/wallop


  1. :  to be very strong, forceful, or energetic Careful—these hot peppers really pack a punch. Unlike her last album, her new release packs a wallop.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a bundle arranged for convenience in carrying especially on the back

    :  a group or pile of related objects

    :  a number of individual components packaged as a unit

  1. :  to make into a compact bundle

    :  to fill completely

    :  to fill with packing

  1. :  to influence the composition of so as to bring about a desired result

    :  to arrange (the cards in a pack) so as to cheat

  1. :  intimate

  1. :  a tool usually in the form of a short rod of steel that is variously shaped at one end for different operations (such as forming, perforating, embossing, or cutting)

    :  a short tapering steel rod for driving the heads of nails below a surface

    :  a steel die faced with a letter in relief that is forced into a softer metal to form an intaglio matrix from which foundry type is cast

  1. :  prod, poke

    :  drive, herd

    :  to strike with a forward thrust especially of the fist

  1. :  the action of punching

    :  a quick blow with or as if with the fist

    :  effective energy or forcefulness

  1. :  a hot or cold drink that is usually a combination of hard liquor, wine, or beer and nonalcoholic beverages

    :  a drink that is a mixture of nonalcoholic beverages

  1. :  to boil noisily

    :  to move with reckless or disorganized haste :  advance in a headlong rush

    :  wallow, flounder

  1. :  a powerful blow :  punch

    :  something resembling a wallop especially in suddenness of force

    :  the ability (as of a boxer) to hit hard

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