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English definition of “punch”

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.

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

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.
(Definition of punch from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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