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punch

verb [T]
 
 
/pʌnʃ/
to make a hole in something using a special tool or machine: I have to punch my time card when I come into work every morning.punch a hole in sth They brought in a team of specialists to punch holes in the steel boiler.
punch above your weight to be successful or important in a particular way in spite of not being very big: The internet offers opportunities for small businesses to punch above their weight. It's a small nation that consistently punches above its weight in the international arena.
punch the clock US WORKPLACE to record the time that you begin and end work, especially by using a special machine to make a hole in a card: Workers are required to punch the clock at an increasingly early hour.
(Definition of punch from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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