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"punt" in British English

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puntnoun [C]

uk   /pʌnt/ us   /pʌnt/
  • punt noun [C] (BOAT)

a long, narrow boat with a flat bottom and square ends, moved by a person standing at one end and pushing on the bottom of a river with a pole
  • punt noun [C] (KICK)

a way of kicking the ball in rugby or American football, by dropping it from your hands and kicking it before it hits the ground, or a powerful kick in football that causes the ball to go a long way


uk   /pʌnt/ us   /pʌnt/
  • punt verb (KICK)

[T] (in rugby or American football) to kick the ball after you have dropped it from your hands and before it touches the ground, or (in football) to kick the ball powerfully so that it goes a long way
[T] US informal If you punt something, you decide not to do or include it: We were running out of time, so we decided to punt the sightseeing and just go shopping.
  • punt verb (BOAT)

[I or T] to travel in a punt: We punted up the river. It's a glorious afternoon - let's go punting.
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(Definition of punt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"punt" in American English

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puntverb [T]

us   /pʌnt/
(in football) to kick the ball after you have dropped it from your hands and before it touches the ground
noun [C] us   /pʌnt/
I caught the punt and started running.
(Definition of punt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"punt" in Business English

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puntnoun [C]

uk   /pʌnt/ us   FINANCE
take a punt on sth
informal to invest money in something: It might be a good idea to take a punt on a few internet technology stocks.
(Definition of punt from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“punt” in American English

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