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noun (1)

as in impact
the quality of an utterance that provokes interest and produces an effect the real punch of the speech came in its closing lines

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noun (2)

as in puncture
a mark or small hole made by a pointed instrument old computers used to get information by reading the punches on a series of cards

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“Punch.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/punch. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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