Definitions of punch

  1. To perforate or make holes in with a punch; to strike with the fist.
  2. To prick or pierce with something sharp: to perforate with a steel tool.
  3. To strike or hit, esp. on the head.
  4. To thrust against.
  5. To perforate with a punch; thrust.
  6. To make a hole or indentation in.
  7. drive forcibly as if by a punch; " the nail punched through the wall"
  8. deliver a punch to
  9. To perforate with an iron instrument.
  10. To perforate or pierce with a steel tool by stamping out a piece.
  11. To strike or thrust with the fist or the elbow.
  12. a tool for making ( usually circular) holes
  13. an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl
  14. deliver a quick blow to; " he punched me in the stomach"
  15. A punch for making indentations or dots in a piece of work, as for suspension between lathe centers, etc.
  16. A punch for punching holes in sheet metal, having a small conical center to insure correct locating.
  17. A beverage composed of wine or distilled liquor, water ( or milk), sugar, and the juice of lemon, with spice or mint; -- specifically named from the kind of spirit used; as rum punch, claret punch, champagne punch, etc.
  18. The buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show.
  19. A short, fat fellow; anything short and thick.
  20. One of a breed of large, heavy draught horses; as, the Suffolk punch.
  21. To thrust against; to poke; as, to punch one with the end of a stick or the elbow.
  22. A thrust or blow.
  23. A tool, usually of steel, variously shaped at one end for different uses, and either solid, for stamping or for perforating holes in metallic plates and other substances, or hollow and sharpedged, for cutting out blanks, as for buttons, steel pens, jewelry, and the like; a die.
  24. An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly.
  25. A prop, as for the roof of a mine.
  26. To perforate or stamp with an instrument by pressure, or a blow; as, to punch a hole; to punch ticket.
  27. A for making indentations or dots in a piece of work, as for suspension between lathe centers, etc.
  28. A for punching holes in sheet metal, having a small conical center to insure correct locating.
  29. 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.
  30. Contr. Of PUNCHINELLO.
  31. A beverage of five ingredients, spirit, water, sugar, lemon juice, and spice.
  32. A tool for stamping or perforating, a kind of awl.
  33. A drink of spirits and water, sweetened and flavored.
  34. A figure in a puppet- show; buffoon.
  35. A tool for stamping holes; a thrust.
  36. Puncher.
  37. A tool or machine for perforating or indenting.
  38. A drink of wine or spirits, sweetened, flavored, and diluted with water.
  39. A blow, thrust, poke, or nudge.
  40. The mock - hero in a comic performance of puppets.
  41. 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.
  42. An iron instrument for stamping or perforating holes.
  43. A blow or thrust.
  44. A thick- set horse; a short fat fellow.
  45. 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.
  46. A tool of iron or steel for piercing holes by stamping out a piece.
  47. A stroke or thrust with the fist or with the elbow.
  48. 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.
  49. A short thick fellow; a stage- puppet, of which punchinello seems to be a diminutive.
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