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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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