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noun     punch pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable] the action of hitting someone or something with your fist (=closed hand)
    throw/land a punch:

    Bellamy landed a series of good punches.

    can/can’t take a punch (=is difficult/easy to hurt):

    Nichols can’t take a punch.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a sweet drink made with fruit juice and usually alcohol

    a bowl of fruit punch

  3. 3
    [uncountable] the emotional power of something such as a performance that affects how people feel

    Many British films lack emotional punch.

  4. 4
    [countable] a tool for making a hole in something


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