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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

You don't argue with a four-year old about why he shouldn't eat candy for dinner. You don't punch a mentally handicapped guy even if he punches you first. And you don't argue when a women tells you she's only making 80 cents to your dollar. It's the path of least resistance. You save your energy for more important battles.
Scott Adams

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

Growing up in the days when you still had to punch buttons to make a telephone call, I could recall the numbers of all my close friends and family. Today, I'm not sure if I know more than four phone numbers by heart. And that's probably more than most.
Joshua Foer

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

You punch me, I punch back. I do not believe it's good for one's self-respect to be a punching bag.
Ed Koch
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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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