Meaning of PUNCH in English

PUNCH

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Punch and Judy show

punch bowl

punched card

rabbit punch

sucker punch

used...as a punching bag

a young wife whose husband used her as a punching bag

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

out

The six note left hand rhythm is literally punched out to lend a strong, exultant ring to the proceedings.

At first, he considered punching out with a 7-iron.

Down she goes, arms folded across her chest, crouching low and punching out kicks from the knee.

Detectives Pembleton and Bayliss had punched out .

The first watcher picked up the red phone nearby and punched out three digits.

My lights would get punched out and I would bawl like a newborn.

Something occurred to him, and he punched out Terence Rigby's number once again.

He was walking about a foot off the earth, chest punched out and so forth.

■ NOUN

air

Balvinder jumped up and down, punched the air , then promptly confronted the man with whom he had made the bet.

Warehouses yawning out over the barren yards and loading docks; rusted cranes fused to their platforms, punching at the air .

When we left the meeting, I should have been punching the air with joy.

Then he plunged in, and when he saw he was correct, punched the air with a raised left hand.

Sharpe saw the blossoming smoke a fraction before the sound punched the air .

Men's fists punched the air , brandishing flagons of beer.

A small cheer emerged from behind and I punched the air with delight.

Caballeros punched the air with the exultation of victory.

button

D'Arcy punched the intercom button and introduced himself to the disembodied Oriental voice at the other end.

I sat down in my swivel chair and propped my feet up, punching the replay button on the answering machine.

He found it on the far side, punched the red button and watched the big metal doors start to move.

The appeal punched the right buttons and played to the latent bigotry and fears in many whites.

Being a very friendly fellow he once let me punch the red button that started the press.

Hours later he punches a button on his computer and an electronic scream of rage races into cyberspace.

Krajewski punched the freeze frame button .

He leaned back and punched an erase button at the center of his thoughts.

card

The coding instructions are necessary if the data are to be punched into cards and processed by computer equipment.

Just for the sake of clarity, perhaps we should call employees who do more than punch their time card intrapreneurs.

Every day he punched cards , punched and punched, trying to avoid instability, divergence, distortion.

He is expected to punch his time card in April.

clock

Dear Help Wanted: We punch a time clock and our employer has a rigid lateness policy.

You had a lot of people who had been there a long time, and they were just punching that clock .

Bobby punched the clock in four other maquilas before she got her current job as a clothes inspector at the Minsa plant.

Being a Council member entails neither heavy lifting nor punching a time clock .

code

If some one punches in the wrong code more than three times, the alarm sounds automatically.

They evidently punched the Tulua code into the cockpit computer.

face

He took his left hand off the throttle and punched himself in the face .

He punched Converse across the face with a stiff girlish forearm.

She began screaming and he punched her in the face and ran off.

Campbell threw Costa into a glass cooler door and punched him in the face three times.

When Neil refused they punched him in the face and dragged him to shops two miles away.

The men punched Rodriguez in the face until he fell, then stomped and kicked him in the head, police said.

As Mr Mullen raised the shears above his head, Jimmy punched him in the face .

They claimed she was punched in the face by one of the suspects.

nose

The floor punched me in the nose and I stretched out on it.

On another some one told him that an irate parishioner had threatened to punch Ray in the nose .

What she would give to punch him on the nose , and flatten once and for all his insulting, devilish assumptions.

row

These are punched on rows two, three, six, seven, ten, eleven, and so on.

On the first row , punch any position that isn't punched on row two.

stomach

Feeling as though she had been punched in the stomach , she staggered into the drawing-room and sank on to the sofa.

If some one gets punched in the stomach , pain and bruising may occur.

I struggled and punched him in the stomach .

I felt like some one had punched me in the stomach .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

as pleased as Punch

knockout punch/blow

And then, as if to deliver the knockout blow to his scheme, the phone rang.

But the new West Indies proved encouragingly resilient, repeatedly getting up off the canvas to deliver the final knockout punch.

Great passing; good running, but they lacked a knockout punch.

He may not have a knockout punch, but he does have good moves all the way to the bell.

If people will use the vaccine available, it is possible to give paralytic polio a knockout blow within the next year.

It was a knockout punch of which Indurain, Hinault or Merckx would have been proud.

That seven eighty-one was like a knockout punch.

The business was reeling from what appeared to have been the knockout punch.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

All you have to do is punch a few buttons and the computer will do the rest for you.

Dean punched her in the ribs and pushed her against the wall.

I punched holes in the papers and filed them away in a binder.

The conductor walked through the train, punching everyone's ticket.

The shoemaker was threading stitches through tiny holes he had punched in the leather.

The woman claimed that she had been punched and kicked by one of the policemen.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Chamfer the top corners and nail on with 1-1/2in ovals, punched in and filled.

He blundered forward, punching wildly.

He is expected to punch his time card in April.

I sat down in my swivel chair and propped my feet up, punching the replay button on the answering machine.

Just for the sake of clarity, perhaps we should call employees who do more than punch their time card intrapreneurs.

Meg was trying to snap Jackie in action as she helped her fighter Tony Weeks punch his way to victory.

Norm Kleinebriel, owner, sits at the end of the long bar smoking a cigarette and punching a calculator.

She began screaming and he punched her in the face and ran off.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

knockout

It was a knockout punch of which Indurain, Hinault or Merckx would have been proud.

That seven eighty-one was like a knockout punch .

He may not have a knockout punch , but he does have good moves all the way to the bell.

The business was reeling from what appeared to have been the knockout punch .

powerful

This is the principle behind fast flurries of powerful punches .

Though not the most powerful punch ever thrown, Stretch's right hook was delivered with perfect timing.

The espresso, in small cups, is dark and serious and packs a more powerful punch .

This will give the Cheshires a good deal more protection and pack a much more powerful punch should they be attacked again.

You notice that the opponent is standing in a wide stance, so you throw a powerful reverse punch at his face.

rum

The more rum punch , the better the beat!

Your rum punch has made people stinko.

A superb rum punch had all the characteristics of merciful execution.

■ NOUN

bag

Also train on the punch bag , aiming your kicks as high as you can and reaching as far as possible.

When you have enough cash you can buy training equipment such as a skipping rope, punch bag or robot boxer!

bowl

It was more a tidal wave in a punch bowl .

They held the punch bowl at parties, the potato salad, chips and dips.

Smiling at Evelyn, and ignoring Geoffrey, she made her way across the room to the punch bowl .

card

The amended listing was then sent to an outside data preparation bureau where data were recorded on punch cards .

line

They always saw his jokes before he got to the punch line .

Bobby Boy is always looking for the punch line to every situation.

Insert your own punch line here.

But he forgot the punch line for any business transaction: Did you get paid?

She waited for the punch line , her shoes growing soggy.

They rolled in the grass at the repetition of her punch line .

The shtup part was funnier than the punch line .

■ VERB

deliver

Types of strike 1: The attacker steps forward into the right stance to deliver a right lunge punch .

The rest are elbows delivered , punches thrown, verbally abusing referees, skipping All-Star media day, obscene gestures, tantrum-throwing.

But the new West Indies proved encouragingly resilient, repeatedly getting up off the canvas to deliver the final knockout punch .

Because of these fundamental properties of ocean surface waves, they are capable of delivering their punch over enormous distances.

But it is Lorca delivering the punch , not the composer.

In May, Ruelas delivered the punches that resulted in the death of Jimmy Garcia.

drink

One-Tree Hill, fictitious site of the shooting picnic at which Pickwick drinks too much punch and end up in the pound.

land

You landed a bloody good punch .

Against Ruddock, a marginal fighter others have put away easily, Tyson never landed the big punch .

He shot out his right arm and landed a punch on Lorrimer's nose.

Tyson landed one punch after the other until a perfect right uppercut almost sent Bruno out of the ring.

In the second round Trentham began to land the odd punch , but never hard enough to allow Tommy to go down.

And while Ruelas' outstanding defensive instincts were evident, Herrera landed good punches throughout.

The first tried to land a punch , but he missed.

Then I began to land some good punches .

pack

For the first time in a long time, an Eddie Murphy movie packs a punch .

The paper is light; it doesn't pack a punch .

He also packed a mean punch , according to his estranged wife Sheila.

Square-cut and staid to behold, it packs a potent punch quite at odds with its looks.

At last - takeaway sandwiches with flavour that packs a punch !

Though it packed a stronger punch in the north-eastern states, it wreaked greater havoc in the south.

The trick is to pack as much magnetic punch into as small an amount of seawater as possible.

pull

Nizan generally spoke his mind and refused to pull his punches .

It also ended speculation that Cuomo might pull his punches in criticizing Clinton on the welfare issue.

From the pulpit Rev Paul Andrianatos pulls no punches .

Greenberg's judgment pulls no punches .

That is why the transport white paper pulled its punches and proposed more road-building.

They never pull any punches the way happiness does.

The backdrop of 1950s Harlem is violent and sinister and the direction pulls few punches .

roll

Also be aware that the struggle itself can be exhilarating and enlightening, so roll with the punches and enjoy the fight!

In high school you could just roll with the punches .

throw

Hull were reduced to 12 men on the hour when Mark Jones was sent off for throwing a punch at Gary Tees.

I throw a lot of punches and they all count.

Begin from a fighting stance, perhaps by throwing a light snap punch into the opponent's face from the front hand.

Every time he throws a punch , he moves his face.

He elbowed the Saracens number 8, Barry Crawley, who in turn, threw a punch which floored the Gloucester man.

Whitaker will throw enough punches to win on points.

Ail that is needed is to throw an oncoming punch off course.

I began throwing punches whenever I thought no one was looking.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

as pleased as Punch

haul off and hit/punch/kick sb

knockout punch/blow

And then, as if to deliver the knockout blow to his scheme, the phone rang.

But the new West Indies proved encouragingly resilient, repeatedly getting up off the canvas to deliver the final knockout punch.

Great passing; good running, but they lacked a knockout punch.

He may not have a knockout punch, but he does have good moves all the way to the bell.

If people will use the vaccine available, it is possible to give paralytic polio a knockout blow within the next year.

It was a knockout punch of which Indurain, Hinault or Merckx would have been proud.

That seven eighty-one was like a knockout punch.

The business was reeling from what appeared to have been the knockout punch.

land a punch/blow etc

Flaws' Nigel's style includes getting caught with punches in order to land punches.

He shot out his right arm and landed a punch on Lorrimer's nose.

Sharpe hacked again, this time landing a blow on the back of the helmet.

The first tried to land a punch, but he missed.

This time, he hardly landed a blow as the majestic Christie cruised home.

pack a (hard/hefty/strong etc) punch

A wave 10 feet high and 500 feet long can pack a punch of 400,000 pounds per linear foot of its crest.

Anne Packer packed a punch with Baked Beans.

At last - takeaway sandwiches with flavour that packs a punch!

For the first time in a long time, an Eddie Murphy movie packs a punch.

The paper is light; it doesn't pack a punch.

pull a punch

ride a punch/blow

roll with the punches

Many industries were able to roll with the punches in a tough economy.

Also be aware that the struggle itself can be exhilarating and enlightening, so roll with the punches and enjoy the fight!

In high school you could just roll with the punches.

throw a punch

Foreman, once the World Heavyweight Champion, says 'I never throw a punch in anger.'

Rogers threw a punch at Martin.

Every time he throws a punch, he moves his face.

He elbowed the Saracens number 8, Barry Crawley, who in turn, threw a punch which floored the Gloucester man.

Hull were reduced to 12 men on the hour when Mark Jones was sent off for throwing a punch at Gary Tees.

I began throwing punches whenever I thought no one was looking.

I began to imagine throwing punches at the Bashers.

I saw men in red shirts throwing punches at an old man.

Pascoe threw a punch and missed, then threw another and felt the connection travel to the point of his elbow.

This means that even if the opponent throws a punch, you will have drawn back and out of range.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bowl of rum punch

Mike gave me a punch on the arm.

The new Ford Mustang has a lot of punch .

Thomas' novel loses its punch toward the end.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A superb rum punch had all the characteristics of merciful execution.

And heart disease took a one-two punch .

His oh-so-careful slimy grin that lashed out and maimed as much as a punch or a kick.

I couldn't see more than three frames between standing still and throwing the punch .

Penalosa's lack of mobility is counter-balanced by his southpaw stance and hard punch .

The defender now turns attacker, stepping quickly forward and striking with a reverse punch to his attacker's chest.

The mid-term exam hit her like a blind punch .

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