punch


punch
punch
1. Voz inglesa que se usa, en boxeo, con el sentido de ‘golpe potente dado con el puño’. Es anglicismo superfluo, por existir los equivalentes españoles puñetazo o pegada: «Tenía una pegada formidable y era un boxeador depurado» (DAméricas [EE. UU.] 1.2.97). Se usa figuradamente con los sentidos de ‘fuerza o brío con que se acomete algo’ y ‘capacidad de atracción’. En esos casos debe sustituirse por los equivalentes españoles empuje o garra, para el primer sentido, y atractivo o gancho, para el segundo; así, en «El Athletic era el dueño de la situación, pero su proverbial ausencia de “punch” y la contrastada calidad de[l] Barcelona auguraban peligro» (Mundo [Esp.] 3.3.96), debió decirse ausencia de garra o empuje; y en «Con las cifras de la victoria en la mano, pudo verificarse que el nacionalismo agraviado no tenía punch electoral» (Caretas [Perú] 18.1.96), debió decirse no tenía gancho o atractivo electoral.
2. Con el sentido de ‘bebida que se hace mezclando un licor con azúcar, agua y frutas’, debe usarse en español la adaptación ponche ( ponche, 1).

Diccionario panhispánico de dudas. 2013.

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  • Punch — can refer to:Tools* Punch (metalworking), a tool used to create an impression in a metal * Punch (numismatics), an intermediate used in the process of manufacturing coins * Punch (typography), an intermediate used in the process of manufacturing… …   Wikipedia

  • Punch — /punch/, n. 1. the chief male character in a Punch and Judy show. 2. pleased as Punch, highly pleased; delighted: They were pleased as Punch at having been asked to come along. [short for PUNCHINELLO] * * * I English illustrated periodical… …   Universalium

  • punch — punch1 [punch] n. [prob. < var. of ponchon: see PUNCHEON1] 1. a) a tool driven or pressed against a surface that is to be stamped, pierced, etc. b) a tool driven against a nail, bolt, etc. that is to be worked in, or against a pin that is to… …   English World dictionary

  • Punch — Punch, n. [Hind. p[=a]nch five, Skr. pa?can. So called because composed of five ingredients, viz., sugar, arrack, spice, water, and lemon juice. See {Five}.] A beverage composed of wine or distilled liquor, water (or milk), sugar, and the juice… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Punch — Punch, n. [Abbrev. fr. puncheon.] 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • punch — Ⅰ. punch [1] ► VERB 1) strike with the fist. 2) press (a button or key on a machine). 3) N. Amer. drive (cattle) by prodding them with a stick. ► NOUN 1) a blow with the fist. 2) informal …   English terms dictionary

  • punch up — ˌpunch ˈup [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they punch up he/she/it punches up present participle punching up past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • Punch — Punch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Punched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Punching}.] [From {Punch}, n., a tool; cf. F. poin[,c]onner.] To perforate or stamp with an instrument by pressure, or a blow; as, to punch a hole; to punch ticket. [1913 Webster] {Punching… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Punch — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Punch puede referirse a: Punch y Judy, títeres tradicionales ingleses Punch (revista) Obtenido de Punch Categoría: Wikipedia:Desambiguación …   Wikipedia Español

  • punch|y — «PUHN chee», adjective, punch|i|er, punch|i|est. Informal. 1. having lots of punch; forceful; terse; hard hitting: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • Punch — Punch, n. [Prov. E. Cf. {Punchy}.] 1. A short, fat fellow; anything short and thick. [1913 Webster] 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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