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noun as in energy, vigor

verb as in hit, perforate

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Indeed, adds Ives, the S&P snub is “a gut punch to the bulls.”

From Fortune

This started as a notch-shaped cutout, and companies have lately worked that down to a single circle that looks like someone took a hole punch tool to the display.

The coronavirus hit the fashion industry with a tough combination of punches.

From Digiday

Insects pack a nutritional punch, in part because they’re full of protein.

Cameron pulls few punches in his descriptions of world leaders — Vladimir Putin, for instance.

Like Mike Tyson says, you have a great fight plan until you come out and take the first punch.

“Ordinarily, you see punch-counterpunch-punch,” as the attacked party tries to fend off the intruder, the former official said.

“You might as well punch yourself in the face,” he says when asked if he read about any of the controversy.

And while all he says he has spoken to still believe the interrogations saved lives, he said the report was a punch in the gut.

A squad soon arrived to take him away, and I saw the sergeant punch him in the face even though he went quietly.

Never had Punch secured the telling of that tale with so little opposition.

But Punch was five; and he knew that going to England would be much nicer than a trip to Nassick.

Punch scratched himself in his sleep, and Judy moaned a little.

At the end of the first day Punch demanded to be set down in England, which he was certain must be close at hand.

"Yes," said Punch, lifted up in his father's arms to wave good-bye.


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On this page you'll find 193 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to punch, such as: blow, jab, shot, slap, stroke, and bash.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.