punch-up

noun
\ ˈpənch-ˌəp How to pronounce punch-up (audio) \

Definition of punch-up

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chiefly British

punch up

verb
punched up; punching up; punches up

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punch-up. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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punch-up

noun
How to pronounce punch up (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of punch-up

British, informal : a fight in which people punch each other

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