- Ⅰ.punch  ► VERB 1) strike with the fist. 2) press (a button or key on a machine). 3) N. Amer. drive (cattle) by prodding them with a stick.► NOUN 1) a blow with the fist. 2) informal effectiveness; impact.● punch above one's weight — Cf. ↑punch above one's weightDERIVATIVES puncher noun.ORIGIN variant of POUNCE(Cf. ↑pounce).Ⅱ.punch  ► NOUN 1) a device or machine for making holes in paper, metal, leather, etc. 2) a tool or machine for impressing a design or stamping a die on a material.► VERB 1) pierce a hole in (a material) with or as if with a punch. 2) pierce (a hole) with or as if with a punch.Ⅲ.punch  ► NOUN ▪ a drink made from wine or spirits mixed with water, fruit juices, spices, etc.ORIGIN apparently from a Sanskrit word meaning 'five, five kinds of' (because the drink had five ingredients).
English terms dictionary. 2015.