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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.
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In footage online, one fan is seen surrounded by a group of men who throw punches and bottles and kick him repeatedly.
At a fundraising in Tiaty, Joho appeared to throw punches at Ruto, blaming high-level graft for the underdevelopment in the Rift Valley.
The soaring tensions between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz over multiple issues reached a violent culmination during the first day of budget session (Friday), as the lawmakers from both sides tried to throw punches on the faces of each other at the floor of the parliament.
They are split up, but the video shows the man wearing a baseball cap come back over and he appears to throw punches while standing in a boxing pose.
Our very own Nonito Donaire, who Rigondeaux beat by running around to hopefully make Donaire dizzy enough and tired enough to throw punches that would miss.
A referee may not throw punches then argue she had good intentions.
Garner, 55, of Lindle Crescent, Preston, was seen on the CCTV to travel from across the tier to throw punches. His 29-year-old daughter was filmed trying to pull him back.
Davies, of Gloucester Avenue, Colchester, is then alleged to have continued to incite violence, throw punches and "lash out" at an officer's horse, allegations he denies.
The Chinese military promised to increase counter reconnaissance efforts after warning Tuesday that foreign spying has become a "huge security threat." A commentary published in the daily newspaper of China's People's Liberation Army said a variety of foreign spying incidents should leave China prepared to "throw punches"  in order to defend itself, the (http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2062622/be-prepared-throw-punches-chinese-military-raises-alarm) South China Morning Post reported. 
Tolerate him throwing snowballs at you and he will soon feel safe to throw punches.
Tobin then walked away but other members of their group, who were not in court, continued to use threatening behaviour and throw punches at the two men.
They lined up almost gleefully to throw punches at his stomach.
Bowe could throw punches on the inside like that and I am the next man.
Players from both sides squared up at the end of the 1-0 defeat and Cole was seen to throw punches in the direction of Bernard Mendy.