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1 to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner
  • after the man had punched the bartender for eighty-sixing him, bouncers stepped in and restrained him until the police could arrive

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2 to make a hole or series of holes in
  • punch a ticket

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3 to urge, push, or force onward
  • cowboys punching cattle

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Synonyms & Antonyms of punch (Entry 2 of 3)

1 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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Synonyms of punch (Entry 3 of 3)

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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The first known use of punch was in the 14th century

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“Punch.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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