Definitions of punch up:
  • verb:   (transitive) To beat (someone) up by punching, to fist-fight.
  • verb:   (intransitive, slang) To attack or target a group of greater power or status than oneself.
  • verb:   (transitive) To make bolder, zestier, or more exciting.
  • verb:   (transitive, television) To switch (a source) into the main transmission.
  • noun:   Alternative form of punch-up [(informal) A fight with the fists.]

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