Vocabulary Spotlight | Punch in, Punch out, and Punch up

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In this episode of The A to Z English Podcast, Xochitl and Jack explain the meaning of several phrasal verbs which use the word punch.

Punch in: To enter data or information by pressing keys on a keyboard or keypad, often used in the context of clocking in at work.

Example: “Don’t forget to punch in when you arrive at the office.”

Punch out: To exit a time clock or record one’s departure from work by pressing a button or card.

Example: “I’ll punch out at 5:00 and then we can grab dinner.”

Punch up: To improve or enhance something, often by adding more energy, excitement, or impact.

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