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punch

noun  us   /pʌntʃ/

punch noun (HIT)

[C] a forceful hit with a fist (= hand with the fingers closed tight)

punch noun (EFFECT)

[U] the power to be interesting and have a strong effect on people: His acting gives the show its emotional punch.

punch noun (DRINK)

[C/U] a cold or hot drink made by mixing fruit juices, pieces of fruit, and sometimes alcohol: [U] Would you like a glass of punch?

punch noun (TOOL)

[C] a piece of equipment that cuts holes in a material by pushing a piece of metal through it: a hole/leather punch

punch

verb [I/T]  us   /pʌntʃ/

punch verb [I/T] (HIT)

to hit forcefully with your fist: [T] She punched the pillow, trying to fluff it up.

punch verb [I/T] (CUT HOLE)

to cut a hole in a material by pushing a piece of metal through it: The rod came loose, punching a hole in the box.
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