Synonyms of punch in English

: punch1punch2

punch1


See definition of punch

verb

1‘Jimmy punched him in the face’

SYNONYMS

hit, strike, knock, thump, thwack, jab, cuff, clip, smash, slam, welt

batter, buffet, thrash, pound, pummel, rain blows on, drub, box someone's ears

informal sock, slug, biff, bop, wallop, clobber, bash, whack, clout, crown, poke, lick, let someone have it, knock into the middle of next week, lam, whomp, deck, floor

British informal stick one on, dot, slosh

North American informal boff, bust, whale

NZ Australian informal dong, quilt, king-hit

literary smite, swinge


noun

1‘he landed a punch on Lorrimer's nose’

SYNONYMS

blow, hit, knock, thump, thwack, box, jab, fist, cuff, clip, smash, slam, welt, straight, uppercut, hook, body blow

informal sock, slug, biff, bop, wallop, bash, whack, clout, poke, lick, belt

North American informal boff, bust, whale

NZ Australian informal dong, king-hit, stoush

dated buffet

archaic plug

2‘strong and full of punch, this album is one of their best’

SYNONYMS

vigour, vigorousness, liveliness, vivacity, vitality, force, forcefulness, drive, strength, zest, animation, verve, panache, enthusiasm, impact, bite, kick, effectiveness, influence

informal oomph, pizzazz, zing, zip


Synonyms of punch in English

: punch1punch2

punch2


See definition of punch

verb

1‘Flora handed him her ticket, which he punched’

SYNONYMS

make a hole in, punch holes in, put holes in, perforate, puncture, pierce, prick, hole, riddle, spike, skewer, spit, stick, pin, needle

rare pink, transpierce