punch

punch
punch1 [punch]
n.
[prob. < var. of ponchon: see PUNCHEON1]
1.
a) a tool driven or pressed against a surface that is to be stamped, pierced, etc.
b) a tool driven against a nail, bolt, etc. that is to be worked in, or against a pin that is to be worked out
2. a device or machine for making holes, cuts, etc. [a paper punch]
3. the hole, cut, etc. made with a punch
vt.
1. to pierce, shape, stamp, cut, etc. with a punch
2. to make (a hole, cut, etc.) with or as with a punch
punch2 [punch]
vt.
[ME punchen, orig. var. of pouncen (see POUNCE1): infl. by PUNCH1]
1. to prod or poke with a stick
2. to herd or drive (cattle)
3. to strike with the fist
4. to depress or push (a push button, a key on a keypad, etc.)
n.
1. a thrusting blow with the fist
2. Informal effective force; vigor
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beat to the punch
to be quicker than (another) in doing something, as in striking a blow
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pull one's punches Informal
1. Boxing to deliver blows that are intentionally ineffective
2. to attack, criticize, etc. in an intentionally ineffective manner
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☆ punch a time clock or punch a clock
to insert a timecard into a time clock when coming to or going from work
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punch in
1. to record the time of one's arrival by means of a time clock
2. to feed (data) as into a computer by pressing buttons or keys
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punch out
1. to record the time of one's departure by means of a time clock
2. Slang to beat up
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punch up
1. [Informal, Chiefly Brit.] to beat up
2. Informal to enhance, accentuate, or heighten the effect of [to punch up a dish with spices]
punch3 [punch]
n.
[Hindi pañca, five < Sans páñca (see FIVE): it orig. consisted of five ingredients]
a sweetened drink made with fruit juices, carbonated beverages, sherbet, etc., often mixed with wine or liquor, and served in cups from a large bowl

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