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English noun: punt

1. punt (quantity) formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence


SynonymsIrish pound, Irish punt, pound


Broader (hypernym)Irish monetary unit


Part holonympenny

2. punt (artifact) an open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole


Broader (hypernym)boat

3. punt (act) (football) a kick in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground


SamplesThe punt traveled 50 yards.
Punting is an important part of the game.


Synonymspunting


Broader (hypernym)boot, kick, kicking


Domain categoryfootball, football game


English verb: punt

1. punt (contact) kick the ball


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)kick


Domain categoryathletics, sport

2. punt (contact) propel with a pole


SamplesPole barges on the river.
We went punting in Cambridge.


Synonymspole


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)impel, propel


Entailforce, push

3. punt (competition) place a bet on


SamplesWhich horse are you backing?.
I'm betting on the new horse.


Synonymsback, bet on, gage, game, stake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s on something


Broader (hypernym)bet, play, wager


Narrower (hyponym)ante, double up, parlay









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