punch-up

noun
\ˈpənch-ˌəp \

Definition of punch-up 

(Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly British

punch up

verb

Definition of punch up (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

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

First Known Use of punch-up

Noun

1958, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1959, in the meaning defined above

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punch-up

noun

English Language Learners Definition of punch-up

: a fight in which people punch each other

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