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English noun: punch

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


SamplesI gave him a clout on his nose.


Synonymsbiff, clout, lick, poke, 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

2. punch (food) an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl


Broader (hypernym)mixed drink


Narrower (hyponym)cup, eggnog, fish house punch, fruit punch, glogg, May wine, milk punch, wassail

3. punch (artifact) a tool for making holes or indentations


Synonymspuncher


Broader (hypernym)tool


Narrower (hyponym)center punch, punch pliers


English verb: punch

1. punch (contact) deliver a quick blow to


SamplesHe punched me in the stomach.


ExamplesThe fighter managed to punch his opponent


Synonymsplug


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


Broader (hypernym)hit

2. punch (contact) drive forcibly as if by a punch


SamplesThe nail punched through the wall.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)thrust

3. punch (contact) make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation


SamplesPerforate the sheets of paper.


Synonymsperforate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)pierce









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