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punches

verb
present tense third-person singular of punch

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(Entry 1 of 3)

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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punches

noun (1)
plural of punch

Synonyms of punches (Entry 2 of 3)

punches

noun (2)
plural of punch

Synonyms of punches (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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“Punches.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/punches. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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