Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “punch”

See all translations

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)
What is the pronunciation of punch?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “punch” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lamb

a young sheep, or the flesh of a young sheep eaten as meat

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More