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Punch Out – English Phrasal Verb Definition with Examples

How to Conjugate Punch Out

  • Infinitive: Punch Out
  • Present Tense: Punch Out/ Punches Out
  • -ing Form: Punching Out
  • Past Tense: Punched Out
  • Past Participle: Punched Out
Punch Out is a separable and non-separable phrasal verb and has 2 definitions.

Definitions of Punch Out:

1. To record the time you leave the workplace using a special clock.

Examples: I punched out an hour earlier by mistake. Can I still change it?
Did you punch out for lunch?

2. To hit someone with your fist and make them go unconscious.
(Idiom) To punch someone’s lights out.

Examples: Did you see how Mayweather punched his opponent out? It was insane!
Leave me alone, or else I’m going to punch your lights out!

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