punch1 /pʌntʃ/ ●●● S3 verb [transitive]
1 HIT to hit someone or something hard with your fist
If I don't hit someone on my fist but I hit someone far from my fist with the other means (for example, with a gun), isn't it against grammar but is it just against usage? I quoted the definition to restrict the meaning of 'punch.'

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Neither. There are a lot more meanings of punch than you quote so your question starts from a false premise.

I can put a mark onto a sword with a metal punch.

I can drink a fruit punch.

I can use a gun to punch a hole in the bad man.

I think you might have a meaningful question to ask but what you did ask doesn’t mean anything.

  • Note that the middle example is not a different sense of "punch" but an etymologically unrelated word, that happens to have the same spelling and sound. A fruit punch comes from Hindi, meaning "5" (as they originally were a mix of five ingredients)
    – James K
    Nov 28, 2020 at 7:49
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    Nov 28, 2020 at 17:37

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