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biff 1(bĭf) Informal
tr.v. biffed, biff·ing, biffs
To strike or punch.
A blow or punch.
[From English biff, interjection, probably of imitative origin.]
n. Upper Midwest
Variant of biffy.
1. a blow with the fist
2. school slang Irish a blow to the palm of the hand with a strap or cane as a punishment
(tr) to give (someone) such a blow
[C20: probably of imitative origin]
1. a blow; punch.v.t.
2. to hit; punch.
[1840–50, Amer.; perhaps imitative]
Past participle: biffed
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|Noun||1.||biff - (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"|
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
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
|Verb||1.||biff - strike, usually with the fist; "The pedestrians pummeled the demonstrators"|
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"