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punch1

punch1

 
 
pronunciation:
puhnch
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
beat (someone) to the punch, pull one's punches, punch in, punch out
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a hard, quick blow with the fist.
 
synonyms:
belt, blow, bop, box, clout, hit, jab, poke, sock
similar words:
buffet, cuff, lick, paste, pummel, smack, strike, wallop, whack
definition 2: a push, as of a button on a machine.
similar words:
jab, poke, push
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phrase: beat (someone) to the punch
phrase: pull one's punches
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: punched, punches, punching
definition 1: to hit with a punch.
synonyms:
bop, box, clout, hit, jab
similar words:
belt, buffet, cuff, paste, poke, pummel, slug, smack, smite, strike
definition 2: to push (a button on a machine or other device).
synonyms:
depress, press, push
similar words:
jab, poke, prod
definition 3: to record the time of beginning or ending work by using (a time clock).
He has to punch the clock at lunchtime.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to execute a punch or punches.
The boxer was punching harder.
synonyms:
hit, strike
similar words:
box, jab, smite, spar
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phrase: punch in
phrase: punch out