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Definition of Punch

Punch

  1. A punch for making indentations or dots in a piece of work, as for suspension between lathe centers, etc.
  2. A punch for punching holes in sheet metal, having a small conical center to insure correct locating.
  3. 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.
  4. The buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show.
  5. A short, fat fellow; anything short and thick.
  6. One of a breed of large, heavy draught horses; as, the Suffolk punch.
  7. To thrust against; to poke; as, to punch one with the end of a stick or the elbow.
  8. A thrust or blow.
  9. 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.
  10. An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly.
  11. A prop, as for the roof of a mine.
  12. To perforate or stamp with an instrument by pressure, or a blow; as, to punch a hole; to punch ticket.

Punch Quotations

Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Bruce Lee

Nothing to me is unexpected. No disappointment is unexpected - whether it's movies or people or relationships. I'm always ready for the punch directly between the eyes. So I get hurt, but I never get hurt. Happens all the time.
Brian Grazer

I try to catch them right on the tip of his nose, because I try to punch the bone into the brain.
Mike Tyson

I must have read every issue of 'Punch' published in the 20th century, and I think in the process I picked up the true voice of English humour - that amiable, fairly liberal, laconic voice which you find in something like 'Three Men in a Boat.'
Terry Pratchett

I realized that comedians of the day were operating on jokes and punch lines. The moment you say the punch line, the audience either laughs sincerely or they laugh automatically or they don't laugh. The thing that bothered me was that automatic laugh. I said, that's not real laughter.
Steve Martin
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Punch Translations

punch in Dutch is stompen
punch in Dutch is Jan Klaassen
punch in German is Lochkartenstanzer, Schlagkraft, Faustschlag
punch in Italian is battuta
punch in Portuguese is perfurador
punch in Spanish is perforar, ponche, moquete
punch in Swedish is kasper
punch in Swedish is punsch