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Punch vs. Kick

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Punchnoun

(entomology) Any of various riodinid butterflies of the genus Dodona of Asia.

Kickverb

(transitive) To strike or hit with the foot or other extremity of the leg.

‘Did you kick your brother?’;

Punchnoun

(countable) A hit or strike with one's fist.

Kickverb

(intransitive) To make a sharp jerking movement of the leg, as to strike something.

‘He enjoyed the simple pleasure of watching the kickline kick.’;

Punchnoun

(uncountable) Power, strength, energy.

Kickverb

(transitive) To direct to a particular place by a blow with the foot or leg.

‘Kick the ball into the goal.’;

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Punchnoun

(uncountable) Impact.

Kickverb

(with "off" or "out") To eject summarily.

Punchnoun

(uncountable) A button (of a joypad, joystick or similar device) causing a video game character to punch.

Kickverb

(Internet) To forcibly remove a participant from an online activity.

‘He was kicked by ChanServ for flooding.’;

Punchnoun

(countable) A device, generally slender and round, used for creating holes in thin material, for driving an object through a hole in a containing object, or to stamp or emboss a mark or design on a surface.

Kickverb

(slang) To overcome (a bothersome or difficult issue or obstacle); to free oneself of (a problem).

‘I still smoke, but they keep telling me to kick the habit.’;

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Punchnoun

(countable) A mechanism for punching holes in paper or other thin material.

Kickverb

To move or push suddenly and violently.

‘He was kicked sideways by the force of the blast.’;

Punchnoun

(countable) A hole or opening created with a punch.

Kickverb

(of a firearm) To recoil; to push by recoiling.

Punchnoun

(piledriving) An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly.

Kickverb

To attack (a piece) in order to force it to move.

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Punchnoun

A prop, as for the roof of a mine.

Kickverb

To accelerate quickly with a few pedal strokes in an effort to break away from other riders.

‘Contador kicks again to try to rid himself of Rasmussen.’;

Punchnoun

A beverage, generally containing a mixture of fruit juice and some other beverage, often alcoholic.

Kickverb

(intransitive) To show opposition or resistance.

Punchverb

(transitive) To strike with one's fist.

‘If she punches me, I'm gonna break her nose.’;

Kickverb

To work a press by impact of the foot on a treadle.

Punchverb

To herd.

Kickverb

To die.

Punchverb

(transitive) To operate (a device or system) by depressing a button, key, bar, or pedal, or by similar means.

Kicknoun

A hit or strike with the leg, foot or knee.

‘A kick to the knee.’;

Punchverb

(transitive) To enter (information) on a device or system.

Kicknoun

The action of swinging a foot or leg.

‘The ballerina did a high kick and a leap.’;

Punchverb

(transitive) To hit (a ball or similar object) with less than full force.

‘He punched a hit into shallow left field.’;

Kicknoun

(colloquial) Something that tickles the fancy; something fun or amusing.

‘I finally saw the show. What a kick!’; ‘I think I sprained something on my latest exercise kick.’;

Punchverb

(transitive) To make holes in something rail ticket, leather belt, etc

Kicknoun

(Internet) The removal of a person from an online activity.

Punchverb

To thrust against; to poke.

‘to punch one with the end of a stick or the elbow’;

Kicknoun

(figuratively) Any bucking motion of an object that lacks legs or feet.

‘The car had a nasty kick the whole way.’; ‘The pool ball took a wild kick, up off the table.’;

Punchverb

To employ a punch to create a hole in or stamp or emboss a mark on something.

Kicknoun

Piquancy.

Punchverb

To mark a ticket.

Kicknoun

A stimulation provided by an intoxicating substance.

Punchnoun

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.

Kicknoun

(soccer) A pass played by kicking with the foot.

Punchnoun

The buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show.

Kicknoun

(soccer) The distance traveled by kicking the ball.

‘a long kick up the field.’;

Punchnoun

A short, fat fellow; anything short and thick.

‘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.’;

Kicknoun

A recoil of a gun.

Punchnoun

One of a breed of large, heavy draught horses; as, the Suffolk punch.

Kicknoun

(informal) Pocket.

Punchnoun

A thrust or blow.

Kicknoun

An increase in speed in the final part of a running race.

Punchnoun

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.

Kickverb

To strike, thrust, or hit violently with the foot; as, a horse kicks a groom; a man kicks a dog.

‘He [Frederick the Great] kicked the shins of his judges.’;

Punchnoun

An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly.

Kickverb

To evict or remove from a place or position, usually with out or off; as, they kicked him off the staff; he was kicked out of the restaurant; the landlord kicked them out of the apartment for making too much noise.

Punchnoun

A prop, as for the roof of a mine.

Kickverb

To score (goals or points) by kicking; as, they kicked three field goals in the game.

Punchverb

To thrust against; to poke; as, to punch one with the end of a stick or the elbow.

Kickverb

To discontinue; - usually used of habitual activities; as, to kick a habit; he kicked his drug habit.

Punchverb

To perforate or stamp with an instrument by pressure, or a blow; as, to punch a hole; to punch ticket.

Kickverb

To thrust out the foot or feet with violence; to strike out with the foot or feet, as in defense or in bad temper; esp., to strike backward, as a horse does, or to have a habit of doing so.

‘I should kick, being kicked.’;

Punchnoun

(boxing) a blow with the fist;

‘I gave him a clout on his nose’;

Kickverb

To recoil; - said of a musket, cannon, etc.; also called kick back.

Punchnoun

an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl

Kickverb

To make a kick as an offensive play.

Punchnoun

a tool for making (usually circular) holes

Kickverb

To complain strenuously; to object vigorously.

Punchverb

deliver a quick blow to;

‘he punched me in the stomach’;

Kickverb

To resist.

Punchverb

drive forcibly as if by a punch;

‘the nail punched through the wall’;

Kicknoun

A blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust with the foot.

‘A kick, that scarce would move a horse,May kill a sound divine.’;

Punchverb

make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation;

‘perforate the sheets of paper’;

Kicknoun

The projection on the tang of the blade of a pocket knife, which prevents the edge of the blade from striking the spring. See Illust. of Pocketknife.

Kicknoun

A projection in a mold, to form a depression in the surface of the brick.

Kicknoun

The recoil of a musket or other firearm, when discharged.

Kicknoun

A surge of pleasure; a thrill; - usually used in the phrase get a kick out of; as, I always get a kick out of watching an ice skater do a quadruple jump.

Kicknoun

the act of delivering a blow with the foot;

‘he gave the ball a powerful kick’; ‘the team's kicking was excellent’;

Kicknoun

the swift release of a store of affective force;

‘they got a great bang out of it’; ‘what a boot!’; ‘he got a quick rush from injecting heroin’; ‘he does it for kicks’;

Kicknoun

the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired

Kicknoun

informal terms for objecting;

‘I have a gripe about the service here’;

Kicknoun

the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs);

‘a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick’;

Kicknoun

a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics;

‘the kick must be synchronized with the arm movements’; ‘the swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him’;

Kickverb

drive or propel with the foot

Kickverb

thrash about or strike out with the feet

Kickverb

strike with the foot;

‘The boy kicked the dog’; ‘Kick the door down’;

Kickverb

kick a leg up

Kickverb

spring back, as from a forceful thrust;

‘The gun kicked back into my shoulder’;

Kickverb

stop consuming;

‘kick a habit’;

Kickverb

make a goal;

‘He kicked the extra point after touchdown’;

Kickverb

express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness;

‘My mother complains all day’; ‘She has a lot to kick about’;

Kickverb

strike or propel forcibly with the foot

‘police kicked down the door’; ‘he kicked the door open’;

Kickverb

strike out with the foot or feet

‘he kicked his feet free of a vine’; ‘she kicked out at him’;

Kickverb

(chiefly in rugby) score (a goal) by a kick

‘Wray kicked 11 points’;

Kickverb

succeed in giving up (a habit or addiction)

‘she was trying to kick heroin’; ‘smokers may soon have new help to kick the habit’;

Kickverb

(of a gun) recoil when fired

‘their guns kick so hard that they have developed a bad case of flinching’;

Kicknoun

a blow or forceful thrust with the foot

‘a kick in the head’;

Kicknoun

(in sport) an instance of striking the ball with the foot

‘Scott's kick went wide of the goal’;

Kicknoun

(chiefly in rugby) a player of specified kicking ability.

Kicknoun

a sudden forceful jolt

‘the shuttle accelerated with a kick’;

Kicknoun

the recoil of a gun when discharged.

Kicknoun

an irregular movement of the ball caused by dust

‘he suffered a kick on the pink in frame four’;

Kicknoun

the sharp stimulant effect of alcohol or a drug

‘strong stuff, this brew: he felt the kick’;

Kicknoun

a thrill of pleasurable, often reckless excitement

‘rich kids turning to crime just for kicks’; ‘I get such a kick out of driving a racing car’;

Kicknoun

a temporary interest in a particular thing

‘the jogging kick’;

Kicknoun

soft sports shoes; trainers

‘a pair of basketball kicks’;

Kicknoun

an indentation in the bottom of a glass bottle, diminishing the internal capacity.

Kick

A kick is a physical strike using the leg, in unison usually with an area of the knee or lower using the foot, heel, tibia (shin), ball of the foot, blade of the foot, toes or knee (the latter is also known as a knee strike). This type of attack is used frequently by hooved animals as well as humans in the context of stand-up fighting.

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