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verb
  1. 1
    to hit someone or something with your fist (=closed hand), usually as hard as you can

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of punch

  2. 2
    to press a button or switch

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of punch

  3. 3
    to make a hole in something with a tool or machine

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of punch

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