(noun, verb)


1. (boxing) a blow with the fist

Similar word(s): biff, clout, lick, poke, slug

Definition categories: act, blow

2. an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl

Definition categories: food

3. a tool for making holes or indentations

Similar word(s): puncher

Definition categories: man–made, tool


1. deliver a quick blow to

- he punched me in the stomach

Similar word(s): plug

Definition categories: contact, hit

2. drive forcibly as if by a punch

- the nail punched through the wall

Definition categories: contact, thrust

3. make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation

Similar word(s): perforate

Definition categories: contact, pierce

Sentences with punch as a verb:

- If she punches me, I'm gonna break her nose.

- He punched a hit into shallow left field.

- to punch one with the end of a stick or the elbow