throw a punch

throw a punch

To deliver or attempt to deliver a punch. The drunk customer tried to throw a punch at the security guard, so he was ejected from the bar. You can't just go into the ring and start throwing punches—you've got to have a bit more skill than that.
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throw a punch

to jab; to punch. She tried to throw a punch at me, but I blocked it. Wilbur threw a punch at the thug.
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throw a punch

Deliver a blow with the first, as in He was furious enough to throw a punch at the other driver. This term originated in boxing but has been extended to less formal fisticuffs as well. [First half of 1900s]
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throw a punch

tv. to jab; to punch. She tried to throw a punch at me, but I blocked it.
See also: punch, throw
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