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up•per•cut /ˈʌpɚˌkʌt/USA pronunciation n., v., -cut, -cut•ting.

n. [countable]
  • Sporta swinging blow directed upward, as to an opponent's chin.

  • v. [+ object]
  • Sportto strike (an opponent) with an uppercut.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    uppercut /ˈʌpəˌkʌt/ n
    1. a short swinging upward blow with the fist delivered at an opponent's chin
    vb ( -cuts, -cutting, -cut)
    1. to hit (an opponent) with an uppercut

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