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punt1

punt1

 
pronunciation:
puhnt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: in football, a kick made by dropping the ball and then kicking it before it hits the ground. (Cf. drop kick, place kick.)
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: punted, punting, punts
definition: to drop and then kick (a football) before it hits the ground.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to punt a football.
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derivation: punter (n.)