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 for punch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Punch \Punch\, n. [Prov. E. Cf. Punchy.]
     1. A short, fat fellow; anything short and thick.
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              I . . . did hear them call their fat child punch,
              which pleased me mightily, that word being become a
              word of common use for all that is thick and short.
                                                    --Pepys.
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     2. One of a breed of large, heavy draught horses; as, the
        Suffolk punch.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Punch \Punch\, n.
     A thrust or blow. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Punch \Punch\, n. [Abbrev. fr. puncheon.]
     1. A tool, usually of steel, variously shaped at one end for
        different uses, and either solid, for stamping or for
        perforating holes in metallic plates and other substances,
        or hollow and sharpedged, for cutting out blanks, as for
        buttons, steel pens, jewelry, and the like; a die.
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     2. (Pile Driving) An extension piece applied to the top of a
        pile; a dolly.
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     3. A prop, as for the roof of a mine.
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     Bell punch. See under Bell.
  
     Belt punch (Mach.), a punch, or punch pliers, for making
        holes for lacings in the ends of driving belts.
  
     Punch press. See Punching machine, under Punch, v. i.
        
  
     Punch pliers, pliers having a tubular, sharp-edged steel
        punch attached to one of the jaws, for perforating
        leather, paper, and the like.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Punch \Punch\, v. t. [OE. punchen, perhaps the same word as E.
     punish: or cf. E. bunch.]
     To thrust against; to poke; as, to punch one with the end of
     a stick or the elbow.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Punch \Punch\, n. [Hind. p[=a]nch five, Skr. pa?can. So called
     because composed of five ingredients, viz., sugar, arrack,
     spice, water, and lemon juice. See Five.]
     A beverage composed of wine or distilled liquor, water (or
     milk), sugar, and the juice of lemon, with spice or mint; --
     specifically named from the kind of spirit used; as rum
     punch, claret punch, champagne punch, etc.
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     Milk punch, a sort of punch made with spirit, milk, sugar,
        spice, etc.
  
     Punch bowl, a large bowl in which punch is made, or from
        which it is served.
  
     Roman punch, a punch frozen and served as an ice.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Punch \Punch\, n. [Abbrev, fr. punchinello.]
     The buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show.
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     Punch and Judy, a puppet show in which a comical little
        hunchbacked Punch, with a large nose, engages in
        altercation with his wife Judy.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Punch \Punch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Punched; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Punching.] [From Punch, n., a tool; cf. F.
     poin[,c]onner.]
     To perforate or stamp with an instrument by pressure, or a
     blow; as, to punch a hole; to punch ticket.
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     Punching machine, or Punching press, a machine tool for
        punching holes in metal or other material; -- called also
        punch press.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  punch
      n 1: (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his
           nose" [syn: punch, clout, poke, lick, biff,
           slug]
      2: an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared
         for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl
      3: a tool for making holes or indentations [syn: punch,
         puncher]
      v 1: deliver a quick blow to; "he punched me in the stomach"
           [syn: punch, plug]
      2: drive forcibly as if by a punch; "the nail punched through
         the wall"
      3: make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation;
         "perforate the sheets of paper" [syn: punch, perforate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  383 Moby Thesaurus words for "punch":
     Mickey, Mickey Finn, aggressiveness, amperage, aperitif,
     armipotence, assault, auger, authority, awl, bang, bash, bat, bear,
     bear upon, bearing, beating, beef, belt, biff, bite, bitingness,
     black power, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, blotch, blow, bodkin,
     bonk, boost, bop, bore, box, brace and bit, brand, briskness,
     broach, brute force, buck, buffet, bull, bulldoze, bump,
     bump against, bunt, burin, butt, butt against, cast, chalk,
     chalk up, charge, charisma, chaser, check, check off, chop,
     cicatrize, clap, clip, clobber, clout, clump, cocktail, cogence,
     cogency, coldcock, compulsion, countersink, crack, cram, crowd,
     cuff, cut, cuttingness, dapple, dash, deal, deal a blow, deck,
     define, delimit, demarcate, dent, depress, die, dig, dimple, dint,
     discolor, doch-an-dorrach, dot, drill, drink, drive, drub,
     drubbing, drumming, duress, effect, effectiveness, effectuality,
     elbow, empierce, energy, engrave, engraving tool, enterprise,
     etching ball, etching ground, etching needle, etching point,
     eye-opener, fetch, fetch a blow, fire, fix, fleck, flower power,
     force, force majeure, forcefulness, form, freckle, full blast,
     full force, fusillade, gash, get-up-and-go, getup, ginger, go,
     goad, gore, gouge, gouge out, graver, gusto, guts, hatch, haymaker,
     head, highball, hit, hit a clip, hole, honeycomb, hotness, hurtle,
     hustle, impact, impale, impress, impressiveness, imprint,
     incisiveness, indent, influence, initiative, intaglio, it, jab,
     jam, jog, joggle, jolt, jostle, kick, knock, knock cold,
     knock down, knock out, knockout drops, lambaste, lance, last, left,
     let have it, lick, life, line, liveliness, main force,
     main strength, make a mark, mana, mark, mark off, mark out, matrix,
     might, might and main, mightiness, mint, mixed drink, mold,
     mordancy, mottle, moxie, muscle power, needle, negative, nervosity,
     nervousness, nick, nightcap, nip, nippiness, notch, nudge, oomph,
     parting cup, paste, pelt, pencil, penetrate, pep, pepper,
     pepperiness, perforate, pierce, pile drive, pink, piss and vinegar,
     pit, pizzazz, plug, plunk, pock, pockmark, poignancy, point, poke,
     poop, potence, potency, potentiality, pound, pousse-cafe, power,
     power pack, power structure, power struggle, powerfulness,
     prepotency, press, press in, pressure, prick, print, prod,
     productiveness, productivity, puissance, pull, pummel, punch in,
     punctuate, puncture, push, raciness, ram, ram down, rap, rattle,
     ream, ream out, recess, relish, riddle, right, rocker, run,
     run against, run through, scar, scarify, score, scorper, scotch,
     scratch, seal, seam, set back, set in, shake, shoe last, shoulder,
     shove, sinew, sinewiness, skewer, slam, slap, slog, slug, smack,
     smash, smite, snap, snappiness, soak, sock, spat, spear, speck,
     speckle, spice, spiciness, spike, spit, splotch, spot, spunk, stab,
     stain, stamp, starch, steam, stick, stigmatize, stirrup cup,
     streak, strength, stress, striate, strike, strike at, stripe,
     stroke, strong arm, strong language, style, sundowner, superiority,
     superpower, swack, swat, swing, swipe, tamp, tang, tanginess, tap,
     tattoo, template, thrust, thump, thwack, tick, tick off, trace,
     transfix, transpierce, trenchancy, trepan, trephine, underline,
     underscore, validity, vehemence, verve, vigor, vigorousness, vim,
     virility, virtue, virulence, vitality, wallop, wattage,
     wee doch-an-dorrach, weight, whack, wham, what it takes, whop,
     yerk, zest, zestfulness, zing, zip
  
  

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