punch-out

noun \ ˈpənch-ˌau̇t \
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of punch-out

First Known Use of punch-out

1973

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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punch out

verb

Definition of punch out

1 : to record the time of one's stopping work or departure by punching a time clock
2 : to bail out of an aircraft using an ejection seat
1 : to beat up

Examples of punch out in a Sentence

  1. you should take a course in anger management—you can't go around punching out people

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First Known Use of punch out

1893

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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