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Definition of PUNCH

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Punch \Punch\, n. [Prov. E. Cf. {Punchy}.]
     1. A short, fat fellow; anything short and thick. [1913 Webster]

              I . . . did hear them call their fat child punch, which pleased me mightily, that word being become a word of common use for all that is thick and short.
                                                    --Pepys. [1913 Webster]

     2. One of a breed of large, heavy draught horses; as, the Suffolk punch. [1913 Webster]

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Punch \Punch\, n.
     A thrust or blow. [Colloq.]
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Punch \Punch\, n. [Abbrev. fr. puncheon.]
     1. A tool, usually of steel, variously shaped at one end for different uses, and either solid, for stamping or for perforating holes in metallic plates and other substances, or hollow and sharpedged, for cutting out blanks, as for buttons, steel pens, jewelry, and the like; a die. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Pile Driving) An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly. [1913 Webster]

     3. A prop, as for the roof of a mine.
        [1913 Webster]

     {Bell punch}. See under {Bell}.

     {Belt punch} (Mach.), a punch, or punch pliers, for making holes for lacings in the ends of driving belts.

     {Punch press}. See {Punching machine}, under {Punch}, v. i.


     {Punch pliers}, pliers having a tubular, sharp-edged steel punch attached to one of the jaws, for perforating leather, paper, and the like. [1913 Webster]

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Punch \Punch\, v. t. [OE. punchen, perhaps the same word as E. punish: or cf. E. bunch.] To thrust against; to poke; as, to punch one with the end of a stick or the elbow. [1913 Webster]

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Punch \Punch\, n. [Hind. p[=a]nch five, Skr. pa?can. So called because composed of five ingredients, viz., sugar, arrack, spice, water, and lemon juice. See {Five}.] A beverage composed of wine or distilled liquor, water (or milk), sugar, and the juice of lemon, with spice or mint; -- specifically named from the kind of spirit used; as rum punch, claret punch, champagne punch, etc. [1913 Webster]

     {Milk punch}, a sort of punch made with spirit, milk, sugar, spice, etc.

     {Punch bowl}, a large bowl in which punch is made, or from which it is served.

     {Roman punch}, a punch frozen and served as an ice. [1913 Webster]

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Punch \Punch\, n. [Abbrev, fr. punchinello.] The buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show. [1913 Webster]

     {Punch and Judy}, a puppet show in which a comical little hunchbacked Punch, with a large nose, engages in altercation with his wife Judy. [1913 Webster]

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Punch \Punch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Punched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Punching}.] [From {Punch}, n., a tool; cf. F. poin[,c]onner.] To perforate or stamp with an instrument by pressure, or a blow; as, to punch a hole; to punch ticket. [1913 Webster]

     {Punching machine}, or {Punching press}, a machine tool for punching holes in metal or other material; -- called also {punch press}. [1913 Webster]

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383 Moby Thesaurus words for "punch":
     Mickey, Mickey Finn, aggressiveness, amperage, aperitif, armipotence, assault, auger, authority, awl, bang, bash, bat, bear, bear upon, bearing, beating, beef, belt, biff, bite, bitingness, black power, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, blotch, blow, bodkin, bonk, boost, bop, bore, box, brace and bit, brand, briskness, broach, brute force, buck, buffet, bull, bulldoze, bump, bump against, bunt, burin, butt, butt against, cast, chalk, chalk up, charge, charisma, chaser, check, check off, chop, cicatrize, clap, clip, clobber, clout, clump, cocktail, cogence, cogency, coldcock, compulsion, countersink, crack, cram, crowd, cuff, cut, cuttingness, dapple, dash, deal, deal a blow, deck, define, delimit, demarcate, dent, depress, die, dig, dimple, dint, discolor, doch-an-dorrach, dot, drill, drink, drive, drub, drubbing, drumming, duress, effect, effectiveness, effectuality, elbow, empierce, energy, engrave, engraving tool, enterprise, etching ball, etching ground, etching needle, etching point, eye-opener, fetch, fetch a blow, fire, fix, fleck, flower power, force, force majeure, forcefulness, form, freckle, full blast, full force, fusillade, gash, get-up-and-go, getup, ginger, go, goad, gore, gouge, gouge out, graver, gusto, guts, hatch, haymaker, head, highball, hit, hit a clip, hole, honeycomb, hotness, hurtle, hustle, impact, impale, impress, impressiveness, imprint, incisiveness, indent, influence, initiative, intaglio, it, jab, jam, jog, joggle, jolt, jostle, kick, knock, knock cold, knock down, knock out, knockout drops, lambaste, lance, last, left, let have it, lick, life, line, liveliness, main force, main strength, make a mark, mana, mark, mark off, mark out, matrix, might, might and main, mightiness, mint, mixed drink, mold, mordancy, mottle, moxie, muscle power, needle, negative, nervosity, nervousness, nick, nightcap, nip, nippiness, notch, nudge, oomph, parting cup, paste, pelt, pencil, penetrate, pep, pepper, pepperiness, perforate, pierce, pile drive, pink, piss and vinegar, pit, pizzazz, plug, plunk, pock, pockmark, poignancy, point, poke, poop, potence, potency, potentiality, pound, pousse-cafe, power, power pack, power structure, power struggle, powerfulness, prepotency, press, press in, pressure, prick, print, prod, productiveness, productivity, puissance, pull, pummel, punch in, punctuate, puncture, push, raciness, ram, ram down, rap, rattle, ream, ream out, recess, relish, riddle, right, rocker, run, run against, run through, scar, scarify, score, scorper, scotch, scratch, seal, seam, set back, set in, shake, shoe last, shoulder, shove, sinew, sinewiness, skewer, slam, slap, slog, slug, smack, smash, smite, snap, snappiness, soak, sock, spat, spear, speck, speckle, spice, spiciness, spike, spit, splotch, spot, spunk, stab, stain, stamp, starch, steam, stick, stigmatize, stirrup cup, streak, strength, stress, striate, strike, strike at, stripe, stroke, strong arm, strong language, style, sundowner, superiority, superpower, swack, swat, swing, swipe, tamp, tang, tanginess, tap, tattoo, template, thrust, thump, thwack, tick, tick off, trace, transfix, transpierce, trenchancy, trepan, trephine, underline, underscore, validity, vehemence, verve, vigor, vigorousness, vim, virility, virtue, virulence, vitality, wallop, wattage, wee doch-an-dorrach, weight, whack, wham, what it takes, whop, yerk, zest, zestfulness, zing, zip


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