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verb [transitive] punch pronunciation in American English /pʌntʃ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepunching
past tensepunched
past participlepunched
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  1. 1
    to hit someone or something with your fist (=closed hand), usually as hard as you can
    Two men punched him, knocking him to the ground.
    She punched her pillow angrily.
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  2. 2
    to press a button or switch
    David punched a button on the television.
  3. 3
    to make a hole in something with a tool or machine
    She held out her ticket for the conductor to punch.
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