Definition of Punch-up

1. Noun. A fistfight. "The quarrel ended in a punch-up"




Definition of Punch-up

1. Noun. (informal) A fight with the fists. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Punch-up

pumy stone
pun
puna
punalua
punaluan
punaluas
punas
punce
punced
puncept
puncepts
punces
punch
punch-drunk
punch-up (current term)
punch-ups
punch above one's weight
punch bag
punch below one's weight
punch bowl
punch bowl waterfall
punch bowl waterfalls
punch buggy
punch card
punch cards
punch clock
punch clocks
punch drunk

Literary usage of Punch-up

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1. The History of "Punch" by Marion Harry Spielmann (1895)
"... Hine—John Leech—His Early Life—Friendship with Albert Smith—Leech Helps Punch up the Social Ladder—His Political Work—Leech Follows the "Movements"— ..."

2. The History of "Punch" by Marion Harry Spielmann (1895)
"... Strange Doctrine—John Phillips—W. Newman—Pictorial Puns—HG Hine—John Leech—His Early Life—Friendship with Albert Smith—Leech Helps Punch up the Social ..."

3. Ford Methods and the Ford Shops by Horace Lucian Arnold, Fay Leone Faurote (1915)
"Bushings Forming Die Punch Down Middle Cross-Section of Bushing-Forming Dies at Right, Punch Down; at Left, Punch Up See pages 304 and 305. and text. ..."

4. Report of the Joint Committee of the Senate and Assembly of the State of New by Edwin A. Merritt, Edwin A. Merritt, Jr (1911)
"I can punch up a card in a minute and show you, if yon prefer, but you can see at once. The two are brought together like that (illustrating), ..."

5. The Taylor Anecdote Book: Anecdotes and Letters of Zachary Taylor by Thomas Bangs Thorpe (1848)
"PUNCH UP MY OLD HORSE." The Kentucky cavalry joined General Taylor on his way back from Victoria ... Old cock, punch up my horse, he is rather broke down. ..."

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