punch in


punched in; punching in; punches in

intransitive verb

: to record the time of one's arrival or beginning work by punching a time clock

Examples of punch in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Bulls finally got on the board in the 66th minute when another loose ball was punched in by Contreras to cut the lead to 2-1. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 3 Apr. 2024 His shirt was torn and he was punched in the face, the complaint said. Ishani Desai, Sacramento Bee, 2 Apr. 2024 Gain can be seen in the video getting thrown to the ground and punched in the head by another teen girl. Sarah Dewberry, CNN, 18 Mar. 2024 Also inside the home was James Underwood, whom Zani allegedly punched in the head after he was handcuffed and falsely arrested for possession of cocaine and marijuana. Andrea May Sahouri, Detroit Free Press, 16 Mar. 2024 The 28-year-old male victim was repeatedly kicked and punched in the head and face by a group of individuals. Katherine Itoh, NBC News, 23 Feb. 2024 Workers punched in and out on a dial recorder, sold by C-T-R’s International Time Recording Co.IBM Corp. To provide these various products, countless little companies popped up, most of them lost to history. IEEE Spectrum, 13 Feb. 2024 The 30-year-old comedian was headed toward the Delancey St. F train on the Lower East Side before a comedy show that night when she was suddenly punched in the back of the head. Kim Bellware, Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2024 In Australia, Pink punches in the heavyweight class in every statistical category. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 19 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of punch in was in 1926

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“Punch in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punch%20in. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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