Punch in a sentence as a noun

Apple threw the first punch in this patent war.

Obama punches you right in the face too.

I am only speculating here but it looks like EFF pulled a punch here.

"Customer service 101: Go punch a punching bag, have a cry, have a scream, have a drink, whatever.

I either work extra for free trying to find more, and punch myself until I find something.

This joke telegraphs the punch line from the start: it encourages smugness and then vindicates it.

Punch in a sentence as a verb

If 1 out of every 100 random people you encounter punch you in the arm, you wouldn't think of arm-punching as an unfortunate part of the culture?

**** I'm a programming veteran and Ruby veteran and I want to metaphorically punch you in the gonads for that line of code.

We were beaten to the punch by other products nearly every time because we only ever focused inward and not on what the world itself was doing.

And you can punch holes in the firewall for your internal services the same way you always did, you just don't need address swapping part anymore, nor "port forwarding", since all machines have all ports to them.

It's that and the "let's punch ourselves in the face" aspect of taking a story that you want to minimize, and deciding months later when it has completely blown over to send it aloft in a gigantic fusillade of skyrockets and roman candles.

Punch definitions


(boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"

See also: clout poke lick biff slug


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


a tool for making holes or indentations

See also: puncher


deliver a quick blow to; "he punched me in the stomach"

See also: plug


drive forcibly as if by a punch; "the nail punched through the wall"


make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation; "perforate the sheets of paper"

See also: perforate