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sucker punch

n. Slang
An unexpected punch or blow.

suck′er-punch′ v.

sucker punch

n
1. a sudden surprise punch, esp from behind
2. a sudden unexpected defeat or setback

suck′er-punch`

Slang. v.t.
1. to punch (a person) unexpectedly.
n.
2. an unexpected punch.
[1940–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sucker punch - an unexpected punch
biff, punch, lick, clout, poke, slug - (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
Translations

sucker punch

n (Boxing, fig inf) → Überraschungsschlag m
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