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punch-up

(pŭnch′ŭp′)
n. Chiefly British
A fistfight.

punch-up

n
informal Brit a fight, brawl, or violent argument

punch′-up`



n.
Slang. a fistfight; brawl.
[1955–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.punch-up - a fistfight; "the quarrel ended in a punch-up"
fistfight, fisticuffs, slugfest - a fight with bare fists
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

punch-up

noun (Brit. informal) fight, row, argument, set-to (informal), scrap (informal), brawl, free-for-all (informal), dust-up (informal), shindig (informal), battle royal, stand-up fight (informal), dingdong, shindy (informal), bagarre (French) He was involved in a punch-up with Sarah's former lover.
Translations

punch-up

[ˈpʌntʃʌp] N (Brit) → pelea f, refriega f

punch-up

[ˈpʌntʃˌʌp] n (Brit) (fam) → scazzottata, rissa

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).
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