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Punch

 (pŭnch)
n.
The quarrelsome hook-nosed husband of Judy in the comic puppet show Punch and Judy.
Idiom:
pleased as Punch
Highly pleased; gratified.

[Short for Punchinello.]

punch 1

 (pŭnch)
n.
1. A tool for circular or other piercing: a leather punch.
2. A tool for forcing a pin, bolt, or rivet in or out of a hole.
3. A tool for stamping a design on a surface.
4. A tool for making a countersink.
v. punched, punch·ing, punch·es
v.tr.
1. To make (a hole or opening), as by using a punch or similar implement.
2. To make a hole in (something), as by using a punch: The conductor punched my train ticket.
v.intr.
To pierce something; make a hole or opening: My foot punched through the ice.

[Middle English pounce, punche, from Old French poinçon, ponchon; see puncheon1. V., from Middle English pouncen, punchen, to prick, from Old French poinçoner, ponchoner, to emboss with a punch; see punch2.]

punch′er n.

punch 2

 (pŭnch)
tr.v. punched, punch·ing, punch·es
1.
a. To hit with a sharp blow of the fist.
b. To drive (the fist) into or through something.
c. To drive (a ball, for example) with the fist.
d. To make (a hole) by thrusting the fist.
2.
a. Archaic To poke or prod with a stick.
b. Western US To herd (cattle).
3. To depress (the accelerator of a car) forcefully.
4.
a. To depress (a key or button, for example) in order to activate a device or perform an operation: punched the "repeat" key.
b. To enter (data) by keying: punched in the number on the computer.
5. Baseball To hit (a ball) with a quick short swing.
n.
1. A blow with the fist.
2. Impressive or effective force; impact. See Synonyms at vigor.
Phrasal Verbs:
punch in
1. To check in formally at a job upon arrival.
2. To enter data on a keypad or similar device.
punch out
1. To check out formally at a job upon departure.
2. To hit (someone) with a powerful punch, often so as to render unconscious.
3. Baseball To call (a batter) out on a third strike, often using a punching motion as a signal.
punch up
To enliven or enhance: punched up the report by adding some relevant cartoons.
Idioms:
beat to the punch
To make the first decisive move: a marketing team that beat all the competitors to the punch.
punch the clock
1. To register one's arrive or departure at a job.
2. To be employed at a job with regular hours.

[Middle English punchen, to thrust, prod, prick, from Old French poinçonner, ponchonner, to emboss with a punch, from poinçon, ponchon, pointed tool; see puncheon1.]

punch′less adj.

punch 3

 (pŭnch)
n.
A beverage of fruit juices and sometimes a soft drink or carbonated water, often spiced and mixed with a wine or liquor base.

[From Hindi pañc-, five, probably as used in pañcāmr̥t, a mixture of milk, yogurt, ghee, sugar, and honey used in Hindu ritual, from Sanskrit pañcāmṛtam : pañca, five; see penkwe in Indo-European roots + amṛtam, amrita.]

punch

(pʌntʃ)
vb
1. to strike blows (at), esp with a clenched fist
2. (Agriculture) (tr) Western US to herd or drive (cattle), esp for a living
3. (tr) to poke or prod with a stick or similar object
4. punch above one's weight to do something that is considered to be beyond one's ability
n
5. a blow with the fist
6. informal telling force, point, or vigour: his arguments lacked punch.
7. pull one's punches See pull26
[C15: perhaps a variant of pounce2]
ˈpuncher n

punch

(pʌntʃ)
n
1. (Tools) a tool or machine for piercing holes in a material
2. (Tools) any of various tools used for knocking a bolt, rivet, etc, out of a hole
3. (Tools) a tool or machine used for stamping a design on something or shaping it by impact
4. (Tools) the solid die of a punching machine for cutting, stamping, or shaping material
5. (Computer Science) computing a device, such as a card punch or tape punch, used for making holes in a card or paper tape
6. (Tools) See centre punch
vb
(Tools) (tr) to pierce, cut, stamp, shape, or drive with a punch
[C14: shortened from puncheon, from Old French ponçon; see puncheon2]

punch

(pʌntʃ)
n
(Brewing) any mixed drink containing fruit juice and, usually, alcoholic liquor, generally hot and spiced
[C17: perhaps from Hindi pānch, from Sanskrit pañca five; the beverage originally included five ingredients]

Punch

(pʌntʃ)
n
(Theatre) the main character in the traditional children's puppet show Punch and Judy

punch1

(pʌntʃ)

n.
1. a thrusting blow, esp. with the fist.
2. forcefulness or effectiveness; power.
v.t.
3. to give a sharp thrust or blow to, esp. with the fist.
4. Western U.S. and Canada. to drive (cattle).
5. to poke or prod, as with a stick.
6. to strike or hit in operating: to punch an elevator button.
7. to put into operation with or as if with a blow: to punch a time clock.
8. to produce or extract, as from a computer, by striking keys: to punch out data on sales.
9. to hit (a baseball) with a short, chopping motion rather than with a full swing.
v.i.
10. to give sharp blows, as with the fist.
11. punch in,
a. to record one's time of arrival at work by punching a time clock.
b. to enter (data), as into a computer, by striking keys.
12. punch out,
a. to record one's time of departure from work by punching a time clock.
b. Slang. to beat up or knock out with the fists.
13. punch up, to add zest or vigor to; enliven.
Idioms:
pull punches,
a. to lessen the force of one's punches deliberately.
b. Informal. to restrain oneself from full action; hold back.
[1350–1400; Middle English (v.); appar. variant of pounce1]
punch′er, n.

punch2

(pʌntʃ)

n.
1. a tool or machine for perforating or stamping materials, driving nails, etc.
2. a device for making holes, as in paper.
v.t.
3. to perforate, stamp, drive, etc., with a punch.
4. to make (a hole) with a punch.
[1495–1505; short for puncheon2, reinforced by punch1]

punch3

(pʌntʃ)

n.
1. a drink consisting of wine or spirits mixed with fruit juice, soda, etc., and often sweetened and spiced.
2. a beverage of two or more fruit juices, sugar, and water.
[1625–35; of uncertain orig.]

Punch

(pʌntʃ)

n.
[short for Punchinello]

punch

  • punch buggy - A game in which the first player to call "punch buggy!" on sighting a Volkswagen Beetle gets to punch the other person.
  • doust - A firm blow or punch.
  • pack a punch, pack it in - Pack a punch is of U.S. origin from the 1920s, as is pack it in.
  • punch - Has an obscure origin, but stories include it being from Sanskrit panca, "five/five kinds of," as the drink had five ingredients.

punch


Past participle: punched
Gerund: punching

Imperative
punch
punch
Present
I punch
you punch
he/she/it punches
we punch
you punch
they punch
Preterite
I punched
you punched
he/she/it punched
we punched
you punched
they punched
Present Continuous
I am punching
you are punching
he/she/it is punching
we are punching
you are punching
they are punching
Present Perfect
I have punched
you have punched
he/she/it has punched
we have punched
you have punched
they have punched
Past Continuous
I was punching
you were punching
he/she/it was punching
we were punching
you were punching
they were punching
Past Perfect
I had punched
you had punched
he/she/it had punched
we had punched
you had punched
they had punched
Future
I will punch
you will punch
he/she/it will punch
we will punch
you will punch
they will punch
Future Perfect
I will have punched
you will have punched
he/she/it will have punched
we will have punched
you will have punched
they will have punched
Future Continuous
I will be punching
you will be punching
he/she/it will be punching
we will be punching
you will be punching
they will be punching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been punching
you have been punching
he/she/it has been punching
we have been punching
you have been punching
they have been punching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been punching
you will have been punching
he/she/it will have been punching
we will have been punching
you will have been punching
they will have been punching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been punching
you had been punching
he/she/it had been punching
we had been punching
you had been punching
they had been punching
Conditional
I would punch
you would punch
he/she/it would punch
we would punch
you would punch
they would punch
Past Conditional
I would have punched
you would have punched
he/she/it would have punched
we would have punched
you would have punched
they would have punched

Punch

Same as paunch or stomach.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.punch - (boxing) a blow with the fistpunch - (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
counterpunch, parry, counter - a return punch (especially by a boxer)
knockout punch, KO punch, Sunday punch, haymaker - a hard punch that renders the opponent unable to continue boxing
hook - a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
jab - a quick short straight punch
rabbit punch - a short chopping blow to the back of the neck
sucker punch - an unexpected punch
boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs - fighting with the fists
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
2.punch - an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl
mixed drink - made of two or more ingredients
fruit punch - a punch made of fruit juices mixed with water or soda water (with or without alcohol)
milk punch - a punch made of spirits and milk and sugar and spices
cup - a punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl
wassail - a punch made of sweetened ale or wine heated with spices and roasted apples; especially at Christmas
fish house punch - a punch made of rum and brandy and water or tea sweetened with sugar syrup
May wine - a punch made of Moselle and sugar and sparkling water or champagne flavored with sweet woodruff
eggnog - a punch made of sweetened milk or cream mixed with eggs and usually alcoholic liquor
glogg - Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar
3.punch - a tool for making holes or indentations
center punch - a tool with a conical point that is used to make indentations in metal (especially to mark points for drilling)
punch pliers - punch consisting of pliers for perforating paper or leather
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
Verb1.punch - deliver a quick blow to; "he punched me in the stomach"
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
2.punch - drive forcibly as if by a punch; "the nail punched through the wall"
thrust - push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward"
3.punch - make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation; "perforate the sheets of paper"
pierce - make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh"

punch

1
verb
1. hit, strike, box, smash, belt (informal), slam, plug (slang), bash (informal), sock (slang), clout (informal), slug, swipe (informal), biff (slang), bop (informal), wallop (informal), pummel After punching him on the chin, she hit him over the head.
noun
1. blow, hit, knock, bash (informal), plug (slang), sock (slang), thump, clout (informal), jab, swipe (informal), biff (slang), bop (informal), wallop (informal) He's asking for a punch on the nose.
2. (Informal) effectiveness, force, bite, impact, point, drive, vigour, verve, forcefulness The film lacks punch and pace.

punch

2
verb pierce, cut, bore, drill, pink, stamp, puncture, prick, perforate I took a pen and punched holes in the carton.

punch

verb
To hit with a quick, sharp blow of the hand:
Informal: clip, spat.
noun
1. A quick, sharp blow, especially with the hand:
Informal: clip, spat.
2. A quality of active mental and physical forcefulness:
Informal: snap.
3. An aggressive readiness along with energy to undertake taxing efforts:
4. Informal. A stimulating or intoxicating effect:
Informal: sting, wallop.
Slang: kick.
5. Informal. The capacity to create a powerful effect:
Informal: wallop.
Translations
البانْش: نَوْع مَشْروبحَيَوِيَّة أسْلوب الكَلام أو الكِتابَهلَكْمَةلَكْمَهمِثْقاب الوَرَق
udeřit pěstípunčrána pěstíúder pěstíbřitkost
punchslåslaggennemslagskrafthulmaskine
booliläpilävistinpamauttaapunssi
punčudaracudariti
energialyukasztpaprikajancsipuncsüt
gatagatarihnefahöggkrafturkÿla, reka hnefahögg
パンチパンチする加速する勢い勢いをつける
펀치한 대 치기한 대 치다
caurumotcaurumsitisenerģijaiedunkātiesist ar dūri
dierkovačGašparkoprebíjadloúder päsťou
luknjatiudarecudariti
slåslagtoddy
เครื่องดื่มผสมที่มีน้ำผลไม้และเหล้าการชกชก
cú đấmđấmrượu mạnh pha đường, trái cây, gia vị

Punch

[pʌntʃ]
A. N (Theat) → Polichinela m
to be as pleased as Punchestar como unas pascuas
B. CPD Punch and Judy show Nteatro m de títeres

punch

1 [pʌntʃ]
A. N
1. (= tool)
1.1. (for making holes, in leather, etc) → punzón m; (in paper) → perforadora f; (in ticket) → máquina f de picar
1.2. (for stamping design) → troquel m, cuño m
1.3. (for driving in nails) → clavadora f
2. (= blow) → puñetazo m
he floored him with one punchlo derribó de un solo puñetazo
body punch (Boxing) → puñetazo m en el cuerpo
a punch in the faceun puñetazo en la cara
to land a punchasestar un puñetazo
a punch on or in the noseun puñetazo en la nariz
he packs a punchpega duro
to swing or throw a punchsoltar un puñetazo
to take a punchrecibir un puñetazo
to pull one's punchesandarse con miramientos
he didn't pull any punchesno se mordió la lengua
see also knockout B
3. (fig) (= vigour) → empuje m, garra f
he has punchtiene empuje or garra
think of a phrase that's got some punch to itpiensa una frase que tenga garra
B. VT
1. (= perforate) (with tool) [+ paper, card, metal] → perforar; [+ leather] → punzar; [+ ticket] → picar (also punch out) (with die) → troquelar; (= stamp) [+ design] → estampar
punched cardtarjeta f perforada
to punch the clockfichar
to punch a hole in sth (in leather, paper, metal) → hacer un agujero a algo
they punched holes in Arsenal's defenceencontraron huecos en la defensa del Arsenal
punched tapecinta f perforada
2. (= hit) (with fist) → dar un puñetazo a
to punch sb in the stomach/on the nosedar un puñetazo a algn en el estómago/la nariz
to punch sb in the face; punch sb's facedar un puñetazo a algn en la cara
she punched the air in triumphagitaba los brazos, triunfante
I punched the ball into the netmetí el balón en la red de un manotazo
he punched his fist through the glassatravesó el cristal de un puñetazo
he punched the wall angrilygolpeó la pared furioso
3. (= press) [+ button, key] → presionar
4. (US) to punch cattleaguijonear al ganado
C. VIpegar (puñetazos)
come on, you can punch harder than that!¡venga, que puedes pegar con más fuerza!
to punch at sbdar or pegar un puñetazo a algn
D. CPD punch bag N (Brit) → saco m de arena
punch card Ntarjeta f perforada
punch line Nremate m
punch operator Noperador(a) m/f de máquina perforadora
punch in
A. VT + ADV
1. (= beat up) to punch sb's face/head inromper la cara/la crisma a algn
2. (= key in) [+ code, number] → teclear
you have to punch the code in firstprimero hay que teclear or introducir el código
B. VI + ADV (on time clock) → fichar
punch out
A. VT + ADV
1. (with tool) [+ hole] → perforar; (with die) [+ machine parts] → troquelar
2. [+ number, code] → teclear
I picked up the phone and punched out a numberdescolgué el teléfono y tecleé un número
3. (with fist) [+ person] → pegar
B. VI + ADV (on time clock) → fichar al salir

punch

2 [pʌntʃ] N (= drink) → ponche m

punch

[ˈpʌntʃ]
n
(= blow) → coup m de poing
He gave me a punch → Il m'a donné un coup de poing.
to throw a punch at sb → envoyer un coup de poing en direction de qn, adresser un coup de poing à qn
to not pull one's punches → ne pas y aller par quatre chemins
He didn't pull his punches.; He didn't pull any punches → Il n'y a pas été par quatre chemins.
(fig) (= force) → punch m
(= tool) → poinçon m
(= drink) → punch m
vt
(= hit) (with one's fist) [+ person] → donner un coup de poing à; [+ object] → donner un coup de poing dans
He punched me! → Il m'a donné un coup de poing!
to punch sb on the nose → donner à qn un coup de poing sur le nez
to punch sb in the eye → donner à qn un coup de poing dans l'œil
He got punched in the eye
BUT Il a reçu un coup de poing dans l'œil.
to punch the air (in sign of celebration or victory)lever le poing
(with a finger) [+ button] → appuyer sur
(= make a hole in) [+ paper] → poinçonner, perforer; [+ ticket] [person travelling] → composter; [ticket inspector] → poinçonner
Punch your ticket before you get on the train → Compostez votre billet avant de monter dans le train.
He forgot to punch my ticket → Il a oublié de poinçonner mon billet.
to punch a hole → faire un trou
to punch a hole in sth → faire un trou dans qch
punch in
(US)
vi (for work)pointer (en arrivant)
vt sep [+ number, combination] → taper
punch out
(US)
vi (from work)pointer (en partant)
vt sep (= hit) (with fist) [+ person, object] → donner un coup de poing àPunch and Judy show [ˌpʌntʃənˈdʒuːdiʃəʊ] nspectacle m de Guignolpunch bag n (British) (SPORT)sac m de sablepunch bowl nbol m à punchpunch card ncarte f perforéepunch-drunk [ˈpʌntʃdrʌŋk] adj (British)
(from tiredness, overwork)abruti(e)
[boxer] → sonné(e)

Punch

n (Brit) → Kasper m, → Kasperle nt; Punch and Judy showKasper(le)theater nt; to be (as) pleased as Punch (inf)sich wie ein Schneekönig freuen (inf)

punch

:
punchbag
nSandsack m
punchball
nPunchingball m; (round) → Lederball m
punchbowl
nBowle f
punch card
nLochkarte f
punch-drunk
adj (Boxing) → benommen; (fig)durcheinander pred

punch

:
punch line
nPointe f
punch operator
nLocher(in) m(f)
punch power
n (Boxing) → Schlagkraft f
punch tape
nLochstreifen m
punch-up
n (Brit inf) → Schlägerei f

punch

1
n
(= blow)Schlag m
no pl (fig: = vigour) → Schwung m ? pack, pull
vtboxen; I wanted to punch his face or punch him in the face when he said thatals er das sagte, hätte ich ihn or ihm am liebsten ins Gesicht geschlagen; to punch the airdie geballte Faust nach oben strecken
viboxen

punch

2
n (for punching holes) → Locher m; (in tickets) → Lochzange f; (in leather) → Lochstanzer m; (for stamping metal, leather etc) → Prägestempel m
vt ticket etclochen; leather, metalstanzen; holesstechen, stanzen; (= stamp) metal, patternprägen; (US) cattlehüten; to punch the card (of time clock) → die Stechkarte stempeln

punch

3
n (= drink)Bowle f; (hot) → Punsch m

Punch

[pʌntʃ] nPulcinella m
Punch and Judy show → spettacolo di burattini

punch

1 [pʌntʃ]
1. n
a. (for making holes, in metal, leather) → punzonatrice f; (in paper) → perforatore m; (in tickets) → pinza per forare; (for stamping metal) → punzone m
b. (blow) → pugno (fig) (vigour) → mordente m, forza
2. vt
a. (with tool, gen) → punzonare; (ticket) → forare
to punch a hole in sth → forare qc
b. (with fist) to punch sb/sthdare un pugno a qn/qc
to punch a ball → colpire una palla con un pugno
to punch sb's nose → dare un pugno sul naso a qn
punch in vi + adv (Am) → timbrare il cartellino (all'entrata)
punch out vi + adv (Am) → timbrare il cartellino (all'uscita)

punch

2 [pʌntʃ] n (drink) → punch m inv, ponce m inv

punch1

(pantʃ) noun
a kind of drink made of spirits or wine, water and sugar etc.

punch2

(pantʃ) verb
to hit with the fist. He punched him on the nose.
noun
1. a blow with the fist. He gave him a punch.
2. the quality of liveliness in speech, writing etc.
ˈpunch-drunk adjective
(of a boxer) dizzy from being continually hit.
ˈpunch line
the funny sentence or phrase that ends a joke. He always laughs before he gets to the punch line.
ˈpunch-up noun
a fight (using fists).

punch3

(pantʃ) noun
a tool or device for making holes in leather, paper etc.
verb
to make holes in with such a tool.

Punch

(pantʃ) noun
the name of a comic figure in a puppet-show (traditionally known as a ˌPunch and ˈJudy show).
as pleased as Punch
very pleased.

punch

لَكْمَة, مَزِيجٌ مِنْ مَشْرُوبَاتٍ مُخْتَلِفَةٍ, يَضْرِبُ punč, rána pěstí, udeřit pěstí punch, slå, slag boxen, Faustschlag, Punsch γροθιά, γρονθοκοπώ dar un puñetazo, ponche, puñetazo pamauttaa, punssi, tälli coup de poing, donner un coup de poing, punch punč, udarac, udariti dare un pugno, pugno, punch げんこつをくらわす, パンチ 펀치, 한 대 치기, 한 대 치다 punch, slaan, vuistslag knyttneveslag, punsj, stanse ut poncz, uderzenie pięścią, uderzyć pięścią esmurrar, murro, ponche наносить удары кулаком, пунш, удар кулаком slå, slag, toddy เครื่องดื่มผสมที่มีน้ำผลไม้และเหล้า, การชก, ชก panç, yumruk, yumruklamak cú đấm, đấm, rượu mạnh pha đường, trái cây, gia vị 拳打, 混合饮料

punch

n. sacabocados, instrumento quirúrgico que se usa para perforar o cortar un disco o un segmento de tejido.
References in classic literature ?
All that evening he's acting as if he's as pleased as Punch to have him there.
When Sissy got into the school here,' he pursued, 'her father was as pleased as Punch.
I was so taken by the idea I let him go, and he jingled off in an ekka as pleased as Punch.