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- Present participle of punch.
punching (plural punchings)
- (gerund of punch) An incident in which someone is punched
2009 January 25, Evonne Barry, “Booze and the trail of violence”:
- Over the past four years, the rate of "interpersonal" attacks and "penetrating injuries" - such as stabbings, glassings, punchings, beatings - has doubled, he said.
- process of making holes in something (rail ticket, leather belt, etc)