Punt definitions

pŭnt
To lay a bet against the bank, as in roulette.
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A kick in which the ball is dropped and kicked before it hits the ground, as in relinquishing possession to the other team.
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To gamble.
verb
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A flat-bottomed boat with broad, square ends, usually pushed along by a long pole.
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An open flatbottom boat with squared ends, used in shallow waters and usually propelled by a long pole.
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The former basic monetary unit of Ireland, superseded in 2002 by the euro.
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A kick in which the ball is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground.
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A recess or dimple in the bottom of some wine bottles.
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The indentation in the bottom of a champagne or wine bottle.
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To execute a punt.
verb
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To propel (a boat) with a pole.
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To avoid taking decisive action.
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To carry in a punt.
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To go in a punt.
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To go in a punt.
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In certain card games, to bet against the banker.
verb
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To propel (a ball) by means of a punt.
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To gamble; bet.
verb
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To execute a punt.
verb
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To kick (a ball) in this way.
verb
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To cease doing something; give up.

Let's punt on this and try something else.

verb
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To propel (a boat) by pushing with a pole against the bottom of a shallow river or lake.
verb
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To carry in a punt.
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The definition of a punt is a dropping of a ball to be kicked before it touches the ground.

An example of a punt is a football player kicking the ball to his teammates.

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Punt is defined as to put an idea aside or to drop a football and kick it before it hits the ground.

An example of to punt is to ignore a new advertising idea.

An example of to punt is for a football player to kick a ball by dropping it first.

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(nautical) A pontoon; a narrow shallow boat propelled by a pole.
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(nautical) To propel a punt or similar craft by means of a pole.
verb
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A bet or wager.
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(rugby, American football, Australian Rules football, Gaelic football, soccer) To kick a ball dropped from the hands before it hits the ground.
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(rugby, American football, soccer) A kick made by a player who drops the ball and kicks it before it hits the ground. Contrast drop kick.
noun
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An indentation in the base of a wine bottle.
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(soccer) To kick a bouncing ball far and high.
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A point in the game of faro.
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(glassblowing) A thin glass rod which is temporarily attached to a larger piece in order to better manipulate the larger piece.
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To retreat from one's objective.
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The act of playing at basset, baccara, faro, etc.
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The Irish pound, used as the unit of currency of Ireland until it was replaced by the euro in 2002.
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(UK, chiefly Ireland) To stake against the bank, to back a horse, to gamble or take a chance more generally.
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(figuratively) To make a highly speculative investment or other commitment, or take a wild guess.
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Origin of punt

French ponter from obsolete pont past participle of pondre to put (obsolete), lay an egg from Old French to lay an egg from Latin pōnere apo- in Indo-European roots