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punched

verb
past tense of punch

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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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“Punched.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/punched. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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