Definitions

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  • v. To repeatedly hit a person
  • v. To hit so they become unconscious (knocked out)
  • v. To use a punch to remove a piece of material or to remove a piece already scored.
  • v. To eject from an airplane.
  • v. To rule (by an umpire) that a pitch is a called third strike, often done emphatically.
  • v. To throw a called third strike.
  • v. To leave a workplace by punching a timecard
  • n. An instance of a called third strike.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. register one's departure from work

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Examples

  • It could be the dude that turns an abandoned warehouse into a boxing ring where the shorties can punch out their frustrations, the teacher who runs a basketball league on the weekends.

    Magic City

  • Gillerman took a lot of the punch out of Egeland’s grim portrait of Lebanon’s humanitarian situation, and out of the calls for a cease-fire, by saying Israel would support “humanitarian corridors,” through which relief supplies could be safely transported.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • Holding the sack’s open end in my teeth, I take my knife in my left hand and punch out the stitched end of the bag, trying to keep from stabbing myself in the face.

    127 Hours

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