punch up

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punch something up

to register a figure on a cash register or calculator. Jake punched the total up, and the register drawer opened. He punched up the total too carelessly.
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BOSS Stan Ternent today reveals the furious punch ups and rows that have marred his time in football.
When I was a teenager people used to get into punch ups on a Saturday night.
If it's not blood in the bowl from skating, it's blood from punch ups.
No rows, no punch ups, all too civilised for words.
However there were a number of punch ups and in the 37th minute Tadgh Kennelly, who was playing at wing forward, slipped his marker Eamon Breen before being the recipient of a high challenge, from another Finuge defender.
The sheer volume of glass bottles littering the nation's high streets has seen them become a convenient weapon for drunken revellers embroiled in after-hours punch ups.
There were plenty of emotional ups and downs too - bust-ups after long nights of clubbing and drinking, huge punch ups between the boys, passionate love affairs with Thai girls and all the stresses and strains of living together.