punch into

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punch into (something)

1. To pierce or bore into something with sudden force. We'll need a hydraulic drill to punch into the rock layer.
2. To push something through or into something with great or sudden force. A noun or pronoun can be used between "punch" and "into." I punched a knife into the packaging to cut it open. Be careful when you punch the needle into the calf's hide—you don't want to break it.
See also: punch

punch something into something

to stick or press something into something. She punched her finger into the cake and ruined my lovely icing job. He finally punched a spoon into the cereal box to get it open.
See also: punch