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English noun: biff

1. biff (act) (boxing) a blow with the fist


SamplesI gave him a clout on his nose.


Synonymsclout, lick, poke, punch, slug


Broader (hypernym)blow


Narrower (hyponym)counter, counterpunch, haymaker, hook, jab, knockout punch, KO punch, parry, rabbit punch, sucker punch, Sunday punch


Domain categoryboxing, fisticuffs, pugilism


English verb: biff

1. biff (contact) strike, usually with the fist


SamplesThe pedestrians pummeled the demonstrators.


Synonymspommel, pummel


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)hit









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