from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An unexpected punch or blow.

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  • noun idiomatic An unexpected punch or similar blow.
  • noun idiomatic A punch which is thrown to disable another in a place which is not normally a target in a "fair fight", such as on the back of the head.
  • verb idiomatic To deliver an unexpected blow.

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  • noun an unexpected punch


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