punch out

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To throw a called third strike.
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Jones punched out the batter to start in the sixth.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'punch out':

punch outTo repeatedly hit a person
punch outTo hit so they become unconscious
punch outTo use a punch to remove a piece of material or to remove a piece already scored.
punch outTo leave a workplace by punching a timecard
punch outTo leave a workplace
punch outTo eject from an airplane.
punch outTo extract data from a computer by the use of a keyboard.
punch outTo rule that a pitch is a called third strike, often done emphatically.
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