Definition of uppercut in English:

uppercut

noun

  • 1A punch delivered with an upwards motion and the arm bent.

    • ‘At the two-minute mark of the eleventh round, De La Hoya delivered a left uppercut that traveled less than 6 inches.’
    • ‘He leapt back to his feet quickly, lifting his fist to deliver a gruesome uppercut.’
    • ‘During the training she unleashed several hook punches and uppercuts that were so ‘lightning fast’ they would subdue an aggressor before he know what hit him.’
    • ‘Tshehla was superb, particularly when boxing behind a left jab which was followed by a left uppercut - his best punch.’
    • ‘And his left hook was every bit as formidable and devastating as his uppercut.’
    • ‘Before the Commander could hit the ground, however, Talon slipped behind him, and delivered an uppercut to the small of his back, launching Baldric into the air.’
    • ‘Expect a large assortment of straights, jabs, uppercuts, hooks, and more.’
    • ‘Cintron's hooks, uppercuts, and overhand rights dictated the fight and the win.’
    • ‘At thirty-eight seconds to go Tito delivered a pin-point left uppercut which had Ricardo hanging on for dear life.’
    • ‘You hold the gloves and deliver uppercuts, hooks and jabs, taking care to sidestep or duck away from punches.’
    • ‘He crouches down and then launches his fist upward in the motion of an uppercut.’
    • ‘From past to present, boxers such as Jack Johnson, Sugar Ray Robinson, Mike Tyson and Eric Morales all had and have great uppercuts.’
    • ‘He moved with impressive grace and skill, angling away from Hernandez's onrushes and countering effectively with uppercuts, straight right hands, and left hooks.’
    • ‘Khan now oozes with confidence, landing his punches and even throwing in uppercuts on his attack as he senses victory.’
    • ‘In one swift motion, he delivered a brutal uppercut to her chin, and she slumped to the ground.’
    • ‘Generally, the issue only came up in fast-paced hooks, uppercuts and follow-up punches.’
    • ‘He punched the guard nearest to him in the face and aimed an uppercut punch just below his jaw.’
    • ‘Jeremey landed, ducked the last attack and delivered an uppercut, sending the attacker sprawling to the ground five feet away.’
    • ‘He had a good long hard jab, his left hook and left uppercut were devastating punches.’
    • ‘She looked at him for a moment, balled up her fist, and delivered an uppercut to his lower jaw that sent him off his feet and back towards the steps.’
  • 2Baseball
    An upward batting stroke, typically resulting in a fly ball.

    • ‘He is a switch hitter who has a severe uppercut, resulting in too many fly balls.’
    • ‘He is difficult to strike out despite an uppercut swing that makes him a long-ball threat.’
    • ‘Hall of Famer Joe Morgan notes that Gonzalez's swing has a natural uppercut to it, allowing him to drive the ball with more authority.’
    • ‘There are plenty of home runs, though, mostly by players with huge uppercut swings who are lucky enough to get a fastball they can handle.’
    • ‘Beltran sometimes struggles with an uppercut and poor strike-zone judgment.’
    • ‘He brings the arm back a little and starts to move it upward for the uppercut.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Hit with an uppercut.

    • ‘Acting on instinct, he stepped forward and uppercutted the man in the nose.’
    • ‘He ducked under the second swing of the bat and uppercut the batter on the stomach.’
    • ‘The guy swung and, quick as lightning, Bryce ducked and uppercutted the guy.’
    • ‘Lee's fist tightened as he uppercut the man right in under the jaw, knocking him through the ceiling.’
    • ‘She rammed her fist in his stomach, causing him to double over and lifted her javelin horizontally, uppercutting him with it and making him fall to the ground.’
    • ‘He held the punk's head with his left and uppercutted him with his right.’
    • ‘Lawry ducked the blow and uppercut him in the jaw.’

Pronunciation:

uppercut

/ˈʌpəkʌt/