punch: Meaning and Definition of
- a thrusting blow, esp. with the fist.
- forcefulness, effectiveness, or pungency in content or appeal; power; zest: a letter to voters that needs more punch.
- He wasn't going to pull any punches when he warned them of what they would be up against.
- to lessen deliberately the force of one's blows.
- Informal.to act with restraint or hold back the full force or implications of something:He wasn't going to pull any punches when he warned them of what they would be up against.
- to cope with and survive adversity: In the business world you quickly learn to roll with the punches.
- to give a sharp thrust or blow to, esp. with the fist.
- to drive (cattle).
- to poke or prod, as with a stick.
- to deliver (lines in a play, a musical passage, or the like) with vigor.
- to strike or hit in operating: to punch the typewriter keys.
- to put into operation with or as if with a blow: to punch a time clock.
- to hit (the ball) with a short, chopping motion rather than with a full swing: He punched a soft liner just over third base for a base hit.
- to give a sharp blow to a person or thing, as with the fist: The boxer punches well.
- to keep trying or working, esp. in difficult or discouraging circumstances; persevere: punching away at the same old job.
- to punch in the inventory figures.
- to record one's time of arrival at work by punching a time clock.
- to keyboard (information) into a computer:to punch in the inventory figures.
- to punch out data on last week's sales.
- to record one's time of departure from work by punching a time clock.
- Slang.to beat up or knock out with the fists.
- to extract (information) from a computer by the use of a keyboard:to punch out data on last week's sales.
- to bail out; eject from an aircraft.
- to punch up a list of hotel reservations.
- to call up (information) on a computer by the use of a keyboard:to punch up a list of hotel reservations.
- Informal.to enliven, as with fresh ideas or additional material:You'd better punch up that speech with a few jokes.
- a tool or machine for perforating or stamping materials, driving nails, etc.
- the solid upper die of a punch press, used with a hollow die to blank out shaped pieces of sheet metal or the like.
- to cut, stamp, pierce, perforate, form, or drive with a tool or machine that punches.
- to work at or on something with or as if with a mechanical punch.
- a beverage consisting of wine or spirits mixed with fruit juice, soda, water, milk, or the like, and flavored with sugar, spices, etc.
- a beverage of two or more fruit juices, sugar, and water, sometimes carbonated.
- the chief male character in a Punch-and-Judy show.
- highly pleased; delighted: They were pleased as Punch at having been asked to come along.
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