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Punch vs. Push — What's the Difference?

Punch vs. Push — What's the Difference?

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Punch

A tool for circular or other piercing
A leather punch.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

To apply pressure against (something), especially for the purpose of moving it
Pushed the door but couldn't budge it.
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Punch

A tool for forcing a pin, bolt, or rivet in or out of a hole.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

To move (something) by exerting force against it; thrust or shove
Pushed the crate aside.
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Punch

A tool for stamping a design on a surface.
Jun 05, 2022
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Push

To exert downward pressure on (a button or keyboard, for example); press.
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Punch

A tool for making a countersink.
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Push

To force (one's way)
We pushed our way through the crowd.
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Punch

A blow with the fist.
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Push

To urge forward or urge insistently; pressure
Pushed him to study harder.
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Punch

Impressive or effective force; impact.
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Push

To extend or enlarge
Pushed sales into the millions.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

A beverage of fruit juices and sometimes a soft drink or carbonated water, often spiced and mixed with a wine or liquor base.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

(Informal) To approach in age
Is pushing 40 and still hasn't settled down.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

The quarrelsome hook-nosed husband of Judy in the comic puppet show Punch and Judy.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

(Informal) To promote or sell (a product)
The author pushed her latest book by making appearances in bookstores.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

To make (a hole or opening), as by using a punch or similar implement.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

(Slang) To sell (a narcotic) illegally
Push drugs.
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Punch

To make a hole in (something), as by using a punch
The conductor punched my train ticket.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

(Sports) To hit (a ball) in the direction toward the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the right of a right-handed player.
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Punch

To pierce something; make a hole or opening
My foot punched through the ice.
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Push

To exert pressure or force against something
Winds pushing against the sail.
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Punch

To hit with a sharp blow of the fist.
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Push

To advance despite difficulty or opposition; press forward
The regiment pushed toward the front line.
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Punch

To drive (the fist) into or through something.
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Push

To advocate or recommend something insistently
Pushed for a change in leadership.
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Punch

To drive (a ball, for example) with the fist.
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Push

To expend great or vigorous effort
Pushed to finish his paper by the deadline.
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Punch

To make (a hole) by thrusting the fist.
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Push

The act of pushing; a thrust
Gave the door a push.
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Punch

(Archaic) To poke or prod with a stick.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

The act of pressing
With a push of the button.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

Western US To herd (cattle).
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Push

A vigorous or insistent effort toward an end; a drive
A push to reform health care.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

To depress (the accelerator of a car) forcefully.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

A provocation to action; a stimulus
Has artistic talent but needs a push to get started.
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Punch

To depress (a key or button, for example) in order to activate a device or perform an operation
Punched the "repeat" key.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

(Informal) Persevering energy; enterprise
Doesn't have the push to get the job done.
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Punch

To enter (data) by keying
Punched in the number on the computer.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

To apply a force to (an object) such that it moves away from the person or thing applying the force.
In his anger he pushed me against the wall and threatened me.
You need to push quite hard to get this door open.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

(Baseball) To hit (a ball) with a quick short swing.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

(transitive) To continually attempt to persuade (a person) into a particular course of action.
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Punch

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

(transitive) To press or urge forward; to drive.
To push an objection too far; to push one's luck
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

A blow from something other than the fist.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

(transitive) To continually promote (a point of view, a product for sale, etc.).
Stop pushing the issue — I'm not interested.
They're pushing that perfume again.
There were two men hanging around the school gates today, pushing drugs.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

(uncountable) Power, strength, energy.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

(intransitive) To continually exert oneself in order to achieve a goal.
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Punch

(uncountable) Impact.
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Push

To approach; to come close to.
My old car is pushing 250,000 miles.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

(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.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

(intransitive) To tense the muscles in the abdomen in order to expel its contents.
During childbirth, there are times when the obstetrician advises the woman not to push.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

(countable) A mechanism for punching holes in paper or other thin material.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

(intransitive) To continue to attempt to persuade a person into a particular course of action.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

(countable) A hole or opening created with a punch.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

To make a higher bid at an auction.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

(piledriving) An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

(poker) To make an all-in bet.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

A prop, as for the roof of a mine.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

To move (a pawn) directly forward.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

A beverage, generally containing a mixture of fruit juice and some other beverage, often alcoholic.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

(computing) To add (a data item) to the top of a stack.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

(entomology) Any of various riodinid butterflies of the genus Dodona of Asia.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

(computing) To publish (an update, etc.) by transmitting it to other computers.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

(transitive) To strike with one's fist.
If she punches me, I'm gonna break her nose.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

(obsolete) To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

To herd.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

To burst out of its pot, as a bud or shoot.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

(transitive) To operate (a device or system) by depressing a button, key, bar, or pedal, or by similar means.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

(snooker) To strike the cue ball in such a way that it stays in contact with the cue and object ball at the same time (a foul shot).
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

(transitive) To enter (information) on a device or system.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

A short, directed application of force; an act of pushing.
Give the door a hard push if it sticks.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

(transitive) To hit (a ball or similar object) with less than full force.
He punched a hit into shallow left field.
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Push

An act of tensing the muscles of the abdomen in order to expel its contents.
One more push and the baby will be out.
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Punch

(transitive) To make holes in something rail ticket, leather belt, etc
Jun 05, 2022

Push

A great effort (to do something).
Some details got lost in the push to get the project done.
Let's give one last push on our advertising campaign.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

To thrust against; to poke.
To punch one with the end of a stick or the elbow
Jun 05, 2022

Push

An attempt to persuade someone into a particular course of action.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

Ellipsis of punch above one's weight, to date somebody more attractive than oneself.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

(military) A marching or drill maneuver/manoeuvre performed by moving a formation (especially a company front) forward or toward the audience, usually to accompany a dramatic climax or crescendo in the music.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

(transitive) In winemaking, to perform pigeage: to stamp down grape skins that float to the surface during fermentation.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

A wager that results in no loss or gain for the bettor as a result of a tie or even score
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

To employ a punch to create a hole in or stamp or emboss a mark on something.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

(computing) The addition of a data item to the top of a stack.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

To mark a ticket.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

The situation where a server sends data to a client without waiting for a request.
Server push; a push technology
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

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.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

A particular crowd or throng or people.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

The buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

(snooker) A foul shot in which the cue ball is in contact with the cue and the object ball at the same time
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

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.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

A pustule; a pimple.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

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

A pustule; a pimple.
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Punch

A thrust or blow.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

A thrust with a pointed instrument, or with the end of a thing.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

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.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

Any thrust. pressure, impulse, or force, or force applied; a shove; as, to give the ball the first push.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

An assault or attack; an effort; an attempt; hence, the time or occasion for action.
Exact reformation is not perfected at the first push.
When it comes to the push, 'tis no more than talk.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

A prop, as for the roof of a mine.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

The faculty of overcoming obstacles; aggressive energy; as, he has push, or he has no push.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

To thrust against; to poke; as, to punch one with the end of a stick or the elbow.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

A crowd; a company or clique of associates; a gang.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

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

To press against with force; to drive or impel by pressure; to endeavor to drive by steady pressure, without striking; - opposed to draw.
Sidelong had pushed a mountain from his seat.
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Punch

(boxing) a blow with the fist;
I gave him a clout on his nose
Jun 05, 2022

Push

To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore.
If the ox shall push a manservant or maidservant, . . . the ox shall be stoned.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

An iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl
Jun 05, 2022

Push

To press or urge forward; to drive; to push an objection too far.
Ambition pushes the soul to such actions as are apt to procure honor to the actor.
We are pushed for an answer.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

A tool for making (usually circular) holes
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Push

To bear hard upon; to perplex; to embarrass.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

Deliver a quick blow to;
He punched me in the stomach
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Push

To importune; to press with solicitation; to tease.
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Punch

Drive forcibly as if by a punch;
The nail punched through the wall
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Push

To make a thrust; to shove; as, to push with the horns or with a sword.
Jun 05, 2022

Punch

Make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation;
Perforate the sheets of paper
Jun 05, 2022

Push

To make an advance, attack, or effort; to be energetic; as, a man must push in order to succeed.
At the time of the end shall the kind of the south push at him and the king of the north shall come against him.
War seemed asleep for nine long years; at lengthBoth sides resolved to push, we tried our strength.
Jun 05, 2022

Push

To burst pot, as a bud or shoot.
The rider pushed on at a rapid pace.
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Push

The act of applying force in order to move something away;
He gave the door a hard push
The pushing is good exercise
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Push

The force used in pushing;
The push of the water on the walls of the tank
The thrust of the jet engines
Jun 05, 2022

Push

Enterprising or ambitious drive;
Europeans often laugh at American energy
Jun 05, 2022

Push

An electrical switch operated by pressing a button;
The elevator was operated by push buttons
The push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk
Jun 05, 2022

Push

An effort to advance;
The army made a push toward the sea
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Push

Move with force,
He pushed the table into a corner
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Push

Press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action;
He pushed her to finish her doctorate
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Push

Make publicity for; try to sell (a product);
The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model
The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops
Jun 05, 2022

Push

Strive and make an effort to reach a goal;
She tugged for years to make a decent living
We have to push a little to make the deadline!
She is driving away at her doctoral thesis
Jun 05, 2022

Push

Press against forcefully without being able to move;
She pushed against the wall with all her strength
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Push

Approach a certain age or speed;
She is pushing fifty
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Push

Exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for;
The liberal party pushed for reforms
She is crusading for women's rights
The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate
Jun 05, 2022

Push

Sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs);
The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs
Jun 05, 2022

Push

Move strenuously and with effort;
The crowd pushed forward
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Push

Make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby;
`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman
Jun 05, 2022

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