punch1 [ pʌntʃ ] verb transitive *
1. ) to hit someone or something with your FIST (=closed hand), usually as hard as you can:
Two men punched him, knocking him to the ground.
She punched her pillow angrily.
a ) to press a button or switch:
David punched a button on the television.
2. ) to make a hole in something with a tool or machine:
She held out her ticket for the conductor to punch.
punch the air
to show that you are very pleased by punching the air with your FIST (=closed hand)
,punch `in phrasal verb
1. ) transitive to enter information into a machine by pressing keys or buttons:
If you punch in the wrong code, the alarm sounds.
2. ) intransitive or transitive AMERICAN to record the time you arrive at work by putting a card into a machine:
Laura punched in at 7:30 a.m.
,punch `out phrasal verb intransitive or transitive AMERICAN
to record the time that you leave work by putting a card into a machine:
He punched out early and went home.
punch someone's lights out INFORMAL
to hit someone so hard that they fall and cannot get up
punch 2 [ pʌnts ] noun *
1. ) count the action of hitting someone or something with your FIST (=closed hand):
throw/land a punch: Bellamy landed a series of good punches.
can/can't take a punch (=is difficult/easy to hurt): Nichols can't take a punch.
2. ) count or uncount a sweet drink made with fruit juice and usually alcohol:
a bowl of fruit punch
3. ) uncount the emotional power of something such as a performance that affects how people feel:
Many British movies lack emotional punch.
4. ) count a tool for making a hole in something
(as) pleased as punch INFORMAL
extremely pleased about something
beat someone to the punch
to manage to do or say something before someone else does it:
He wanted to ask Mary to dance, but Ron beat him to the punch.
not pull any/your punches
to express your feelings and opinions, especially criticism, very clearly:
James did not pull any punches in his criticism of our work.
pack a punch
have a strong effect on someone or something:
a drink that packs a punch
roll with the punches
to accept both the good and the bad that life, or a situation, brings:
Being an actor isn't easy, but I've learned to roll with the punches.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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