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punch - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'punch' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Punch [ n.]
- A beverage composed of wine or distilled liquor, water (or milk), sugar, and the juice of lemon, with spice or mint; -- specifically named from the kind of spirit used; as rum punch, claret punch, champagne punch, etc.
- The buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show.
- A short, fat fellow; anything short and thick.
- One of a breed of large, heavy draught horses; as, the Suffolk punch.
- A thrust or blow.
- A tool, usually of steel, variously shaped at one end for different uses, and either solid, for stamping or for perforating holes in metallic plates and other substances, or hollow and sharpedged, for cutting out blanks, as for buttons, steel pens, jewelry, and the like; a die.
- An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly.
- A prop, as for the roof of a mine.
- To perforate or stamp with an instrument by pressure, or a blow; as, to punch a hole; to punch ticket.
2 . Punch [ v. t.]
- To thrust against; to poke; as, to punch one with the end of a stick or the elbow.

Meaning of 'punch' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . punch [ n]
Meaning (1):
- (boxing) a blow with the fist
Example in sentence:
  • I gave him a clout on his nose
2 . punch [ v]
Meaning (2):
- deliver a quick blow to
Example in sentence:
  • he punched me in the stomach
Meaning (3):
- make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation
Example in sentence:
  • perforate the sheets of paper
Meaning (4):
- drive forcibly as if by a punch
Example in sentence:
  • the nail punched through the wall