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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

Standing ovations have become far too commonplace. What we need are ovations where the audience members all punch and kick one another.
George Carlin

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

At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.
e. e. cummings

I don't really know what is shocking. When you tell the story of a man who is beheaded, you have to show how they cut off his head. If you don't, it's like telling a dirty joke and leaving out the punch line.
Roman Polanski
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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

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