punch-up

noun \ ˈpənch-ˌəp \

Definition of punch-up

chiefly British

First Known Use of punch-up

1958

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punch up

verb

Definition of punch up

: to give energy or forcefulness to
  • jokes added to punch up a speech

First Known Use of punch up

circa 1959

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PUNCH-UP Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of punch-up for English Language Learners

  • : a fight in which people punch each other


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