punch

[p_ˈʌ_n_tʃ], [pˈʌnt͡ʃ], [pˈʌnt‍ʃ]

Definitions of punch:

  1.   To prick or pierce with something sharp: to perforate with a steel tool. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   A blow or thrust. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   To perforate or pierce with a steel tool by stamping out a piece. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4.   An iron instrument for stamping or perforating holes. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5.   To strike or hit, esp. on the head. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6.   A figure in a puppet- show; buffoon. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7.   A tool for making dents or holes; a drink made of rum, whisky, etc., combined with water, lemonjuice, and sugar; a blow or thrust, especially with the fist. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8.   A tool for stamping holes; a thrust. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9.   A beverage of Indian origin, consisting originally of five ingredients, spirit, water, sugar, lemon- juice, and spice; spirit diluted with water, sweetened with sugar, and flavoured with lemon juice; whisky diluted with hot water, and sweetened with sugar, called in Scotland toddy. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10.   A short thick fellow; a stage- puppet, of which punchinello seems to be a diminutive. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11.   A drink of spirits and water, sweetened and flavored. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12.   A drink whose use and manufacture was originally obtained from India; a well- known beverage composed of spirit and water, sweetened with sugar, and flavoured with lemon- juice. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13.   Contr. Of PUNCHINELLO. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14.   The chief character in a well- known puppet- exhibition; an English journal, with illustrations conceived in a humorous vein, conducted in satire, from a liberal Englishman's standpoint, of the follies and weaknesses of the leaders of public opinion and fashion in modern social life. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15.   A tool for stamping or perforating, a kind of awl. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16.   To thrust against. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17.   To perforate with an iron instrument. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18.   A thick- set horse; a short fat fellow. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19.   A beverage of five ingredients, spirit, water, sugar, lemon juice, and spice. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20.   To perforate or make holes in with a punch; to strike with the fist. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21.   To perforate with a punch; thrust. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22.   A tool of iron or steel for piercing holes by stamping out a piece. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23.   A stroke or thrust with the fist or with the elbow. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24.   To strike or thrust with the fist or the elbow. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for punch:

  1. My father who in this case was an obsessive life -long storyteller, and by a very peculiar trick of my father's. My father would tell a very, very long story, and the punch line would be in Yiddish. – Stephen Greenblatt
  2. I don't really know what is shocking. When you tell the story of a man who is beheaded, you have to show how they cut off his head. If you don't, it's like telling a dirty joke and leaving out the punch line. – Roman Polanski
  3. He punched me. If that's his best punch he'll be in trouble some day. – Patrick Roy
  4. Any time you think you have the game conquered, the game will turn around and punch you right in the nose. – Mike Schmidt
  5. I think we're the only jokeless show on television. I mean really, we have no setups and no punch lines. It's not a joke show. There are funny lines and funny moments but again the comedy is born of the human experience and awkward pauses are a great part of what it is to be human. – Rainn Wilson

Usage examples for punch:

  1. Start out with a punch or you'll never get anywhere. ” – Paul and the Printing Press by Sara Ware Bassett
  2. Boss,- I helt out my hand- here's where you git a new son- in- law, and a foreman fer keeps on cow- punch pay. ” – Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher by Eleanor Gates
  3. The lady's maiden name was Ford; and the parson who sits next to the punch bowl in Hogarth's " Modern Midnight Conversation" was her brother's son. ” – Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson, LL.D. during the last twenty years of his life by Hesther Lynch Piozzi
  4. That terrific punch and the iron- calm manner of the man who had dealt it had scared him. ” – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  5. There was an excitement in this, but when the punch was gone I was very dull. ” – Autobiography of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope
  6. Things were against Punch – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  7. You've a bruised spot over your left cheek bone that looks like the mark of a punch on the face. ” – The High School Boys' Fishing Trip by H. Irving Hancock
  8. The appearance of Jim Dawlish carrying a steaming bowl of punch seemed to Doris at length the signal for departure, and she rose from the table. ” – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  9. But, then, the captain did not drink Botallack punch while old Mr Donnithorne did, which may to some extent account for the difference in their powers of vision. ” – Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines by R.M. Ballantyne
  10. But I might try to punch it out with your knife, if you put me on your shoulder. ” – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi

Rhymes for punch:


Idioms for punch:

  • pack a punch
  • a onetwo punch
  • punch sth into sth;
  • punch sm out;
  • punch sm in sth;
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