throw punches

Definition of throw punches

:to swing one's arm and try to hit someone with one's fist
  • I broke up the argument before they started throwing punches.

Word by Word Definitions

throw play
  1. : to propel through the air by a forward motion of the hand and arm

  2. : to propel through the air in any manner

  3. : pitch

  1. : an act of throwing, hurling, or flinging

  2. : an act of throwing dice

  3. : the number thrown with a cast of dice

punch play punches
  1. : a tool usually in the form of a short rod of steel that is variously shaped at one end for different operations (such as forming, perforating, embossing, or cutting)

  2. : a short tapering steel rod for driving the heads of nails below a surface

  3. : a steel die faced with a letter in relief that is forced into a softer metal to form an intaglio matrix from which foundry type is cast

  1. : prod, poke

  2. : drive, herd

  3. : to strike with a forward thrust especially of the fist

  1. : the action of punching

  2. : a quick blow with or as if with the fist

  3. : effective energy or forcefulness

  1. : a hot or cold drink that is usually a combination of hard liquor, wine, or beer and nonalcoholic beverages


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