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punch

noun uk   /pʌntʃ/ us  

punch noun (HIT)

B2 [C] a forceful hit with a fist (= closed hand): She gave him a punch on ( US in) the nose.
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punch noun (EFFECT)

[U] the power to be interesting and have a strong effect on people: I felt the performance/speech/presentation lacked punch.

punch noun (DRINK)

[C or U] a cold or hot drink made by mixing fruit juices, pieces of fruit, and often wine or other alcoholic drinks

punch noun (TOOL)

[C] a piece of equipment that cuts holes in a material by pushing a piece of metal through it: a ticket punch Have you seen the hole punch anywhere?

punch

verb [T] uk   /pʌntʃ/ us  

punch verb [T] (HIT)

B2 to hit someone or something with your fist (= closed hand): He punched him in the stomach. mainly US to hit with your fingers the buttons on a phone or the keys on a keyboard
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punch verb [T] (USE TOOL)

to make a hole in something with a special piece of equipment: I was just punching holes in some sheets of paper. This belt's too big - I'll have to punch an extra hole in it.
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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