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What is the opposite of punch?

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Noun
Opposite of a blow with the fist
Noun
Opposite of energy or vitality used to impress or attract attention
Noun
Opposite of a hard or repeated hit or strike
Noun
Opposite of a hard strike or hit
“The master was able to knock each of these men to the ground with a touch of his finger.”
Noun
Opposite of ardor or zeal inspired by passion or enthusiasm
Noun
Opposite of a strike with a part of the body or an instrument
“To avoid conflict, give them a wave with your hand and walk away.”
Noun
Opposite of an instance of striking or being struck
“That was a fortunate miss for him, having evaded the oncoming vehicle by a matter of inches.”
Noun
Opposite of a small hole resulting from being pierced by a sharp object
Noun
Opposite of an act of pushing someone or something in order to move them away from oneself
“She gave him a tug to indicate that she wanted his attention, but he refused to draw his eyes away from the game unfolding on the television.”
Noun
Opposite of a short, straight punch
“He executed a perfect parry on his opponent's uppercut, and then was able to go on the offensive.”
Noun
Opposite of a determination or motivation (to do something)
“His announcement that he would run for President would be met with surprising indifference.”
Noun
Opposite of a strong, zesty or pungent taste
Verb
Opposite of to pierce and make a hole or holes in
Verb
Opposite of to strike or hit heavily, and sometimes repeatedly
Verb
Opposite of to hit (someone) hard
Verb
Opposite of to hit or strike, often with one's hand
Verb
Opposite of to hit or strike someone or something
Verb
Opposite of to strike with a sharp, often slanting, blow
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Opposite of to hit or strike someone or something
Verb
Opposite of to hit or strike, especially on the head
Verb
Opposite of to strike, especially with force
“Jobe was terrible at shooting games because he would completely miss most of his targets.”
Verb
Opposite of to strike physically or violently
“Aaron moves first, throwing a flurry of punches that I easily defend.”
Verb
Opposite of to physically attack
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Opposite of to pierce with a small and sharp point
Verb
(of a sharp pointed object) Opposite of to go into or through (something)
Verb
To make a hole in or through something, especially by using a drill
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