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punch

noun  /pʌntʃ/ us  

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]  /pʌntʃ/ us  

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.
Translations of “punch”
in Korean 주먹으로 치다…
in Arabic يَلْكُم…
in French punch…
in Turkish yumruklamak, yumrukla vurmak, yumruk atmak…
in Italian dare un pugno a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 打, 一拳,一擊…
in Russian бить кулаком…
in Polish uderzyć (pięścią)…
in Spanish ponche…
in Portuguese socar, golpear…
in German der Punch…
in Catalan donar un cop de puny a…
in Japanese (げんこつで)~をなぐる, ぶんなぐる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打, 一拳,一击…
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