Definition of "punch" []

  • A tool for circular or other piercing: a leather punch. (noun)
  • A tool for forcing a pin, bolt, or rivet in or out of a hole. (noun)
  • A tool for stamping a design on a surface. (noun)
  • A tool for making a countersink. (noun)
  • To use a punch or use a punch on. (verb-transitive)
  • To strike blows (at), esp with a clenched fist (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To herd or drive (cattle), esp for a living (verb)
  • To poke or prod with a stick or similar object (verb)
  • A blow with the fist (noun)
  • Telling force, point, or vigour (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "punch" in a sentence
  • "Your goal is to deliver a short, punchy remark—thus the term punch line."
  • "(Note to innocents: the ‘magic’ in the punch is alcohol.)"
  • "What you described as a punch was the sound of a fox's head being crushed, which is why Ailsa ac­cused him of insanity."