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Synonyms for punch

Synonyms for punch

to hit with a quick, sharp blow of the hand

a quick, sharp blow, especially with the hand

a quality of active mental and physical forcefulness

an aggressive readiness along with energy to undertake taxing efforts

a stimulating or intoxicating effect

the capacity to create a powerful effect

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an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings

a tool for making holes or indentations

deliver a quick blow to

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drive forcibly as if by a punch

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

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BEATEN TO THE PUNCH Joe Hart was caught out by the cross H
Wide runners haven't fared too well at the Birmingham track at recent meetings and we'll be happy to lay him again next time out as long as there's a possibility of him being beaten to the punch.
The home town favourite started to rack up the rounds from two through to six while Ajetovic plodded after him in straight lines and was continuously beaten to the punch.
Yet despite this we have been beaten to the punch for Konchesky by that team of "big spenders" Fulham.
Cardiff City have been beaten to the punch for the towering Dutchman and Swansea City clinched a two-year deal on Friday.
If Rangers can pull off the coup it would be a spectacular reversal of fortune after continually being beaten to the punch by Celtic, in the battle for new signings, during the previous 12 months.
The 25-year-old Cwmbran fighter had been matched with Aussie Kevin Kelly for the crown relinquished by Londoner Richard Williams, but promoter Frank Warren has been beaten to the punch by an African rival.
Steve Jagielka failed to wrest the initiative at the other end when, inches from the goalline, he was beaten to the punch by Neil Howarth's challenge.
More than anything, the fight seemed to expose Gonzalez's lack of speed: He stood his ground - if anything, he's a tough guy - but was beaten to the punch all fight.
BUNGLING X Factor bosses wanted to hold the live final of the new series at Wembley Arena but they were beaten to the punch.
The May 2008 whelp broke well but was beaten to the punch by Gilly Hepden's Thandis Bob Bi who showed the superior early toe.
Rangers chief executive Martin Bain has remained in talks with Loovens' advisers but could not agree a deal with Ridsdale and now faces the nightmare scenario of being beaten to the punch by Lawwell.
4m in 2004, were beaten to the punch by Boro in their quest to bring back the former England centre-half to Tyneside in August.
But he could be beaten to the punch for Gordon by Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger, who also saw him against France.
In the 64 kg light welter weight division, Salisbury star Nathan Brough found Karl Dargan a handful and was beaten to the punch in the opening two rounds.