Definition of uppercut
: a swinging blow (as in boxing) directed upward with a bent arm
Examples of uppercut in a Sentence
He hit his opponent with an uppercut to the chin.
Recent Examples of uppercut from the Web
Tony Sr. had been an Olympic contender in the super heavyweight division and saw similar talent in his son, who naturally kept his hands high and flashed a deadly uppercut.
But Mitrione, who briefly played in the NFL, pounced and smashed Emelianenko (36-5) with uppercuts to finish off the Russian great.
The heavy sock hit me in the chin like a boxer's uppercut.
Basically, the whole idea of an uppercut was antithetical to what he’d been taught for his first 10 years in the majors.
And the way Lynn’s approaching that is about as subtle as an uppercut.
This is a bit of a reach for a team that employs Draymond Green, whose suspension for his uppercut to James' crotch in last year's Finals changed the course of the series.
Alvarez was sharp with left jabs, straight rights, left hooks and uppercuts.
What transpired instead was much more exciting: Joshua snapped Klitschko’s head up with a right uppercut, and then battered him down onto the canvas.
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Definition of uppercut for English Language Learners
boxing : a punch directed upward with a bent arm
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