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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.


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.


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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