Reverse Dictionary: PUL – PUO


PULL – nouns
– LAAG a pull, a shove …1899 Sc.
– RICK a tug or pull; a sharp movement …1892 Sc.
– TIT a sharp and sudden pull; a tug, a jerk, a twitch …1340 chiefly Sc.
– YANK a tug, a pull, a wrench …E19 sl.
– YARK a jerk, a pull, a snatch …1896 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YERK a sudden jerk or pull, a snatch …1896 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
– YIRK a jerk, a pull, a snatch …1896 Sc. & Eng. dial.
pull – verbs 
– ALLY to haul; to draw forcibly; to pull; to drag along …1783 Eng. dial.
– BETEE † to pull or tug at …c1205
– ELT to handle roughly, to injure anything, such as an animal, the nap of cloth, etc., by too much rough handling; to pull about …1866 Sc.
– ENDO to heave or pull an object …1938 Amer. dial.
– FEAK vb. to twitch, to jerk, to pull smartly …1548 Eng. dial.
– HAG to pull, to draw; to drag out …1870 Eng. dial.
– HAIL to haul; to draw forcibly; to pull; to drag along …1783 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– HAISTER to fatigue with hard work; to pull about roughly; to annoy …1866 Eng. dial.
– HALE to draw or pull along, esp. with force or violence; to drag, to haul …c1205
– HARL to drag: usually with the notion of friction or scraping of the ground; to pull, to tug; to trail along the ground; to haul …c1290 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– HAYL to haul; to draw forcibly; to pull; to drag along …1783 Eng. dial.
– LAAG to pull, to drag …1897 Sc.
– LUG to pull violently; to carry with effort, there being the implication of ponderousness in the object …M17
– PIGGLE to pull or tug nervously …1936 Amer. dial.
– PUG to pull, to tug …L16 now Sc. & Eng. dial.
– PULL LIKE A THRESHER to pull strongly …1866 Eng. dial.
– RACK † to pull or tear apart; to separate by force; to break up …1549 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– RAME to pull up …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RAMP † to snatch, to tear, to pluck; to pull suddenly or sharply …1567
– RANCH †* to pull, to pluck …1579
– RANT to rent, to pull, to tear …1872 Eng. dial.
– RASE † to pull or pluck …1375
– RASH † to pull, to drag down, off, etc.; to tear away …1523
– RAUNCH †* to pull, to pluck …1579
– RAVE to pull; to tear up; to tear; to rout out, to disturb …1889 Eng. dial.
– RAWL to pull roughly about; to carry or draw anything heavy …1887 Eng. dial.
– REEF to pull or push something vigorously; to tug, to use force on something …1958 Amer. dial.
– REEZE to pull a person about roughly …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCRAB to grab, to snatch, to pull; to steal …1890 Eng. dial.
– SCRAM to pull down violently; to tear off; to maul about …1892 Eng. dial.
– SCRAMB to pull down violently; to tear off; to maul about …1892 Eng. dial.
– SNAKE to drag or pull forcibly or quickly …1856
– TAW to pull, to lay hold of …Bk1905 Sc.
– TAWEN † to pull; to lay hold of …1810 Sc.
– TEW 1. to toil, to labour; to work hard; to pull, to struggle; to contend, to strive …1866 Sc. & Eng. dial.
2. to shake, to toss; to keep in motion; to rumple, to disarrange; to tumble; to pull about …1870 Eng. dial.
– TIGHT † to draw, to pull …a1000
– TIGMATEEZE † to pull one about …Bk1905 Sc.
– TIRE to pull, to tug, to draw …a1300 arch.
– TIT to pull forcibly, to tug; to snatch …a1300 chiefly Sc.
– TO-HALE † to haul or drag asunder; to pull about …1387
– TOIL † to pull, to drag, to tug about …c1325
– TOLL † to pull, to drag, to draw physically …a1400-50
– TO-LUG † to lug or pull about …1362.
– TO-PULL † to pull to pieces …c1330
– YAFFLE to carry in a loose armful; to pull about …1895 Eng. dial.
– YAFFUL to carry in a loose armful; to pull about …1895 Eng. dial.
– YANK to tug something with sudden energy; to remove something; to drag, to pull …1848 sl., orig. US
– YARK † to pull, push, or throw with a sudden movement; to jerk, to wrench; to force …1568 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– YAWK to pull, to yank; to drag, to jerk …1840 Amer. dial.
– YERK † to pull, push, or throw with a sudden movement; to jerk …1568 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– YIRK to jerk; to seize or pull forcibly; to snatch, to wrench, to force …1811 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YUCK to pull, to yank; to drag, to jerk …1899 Amer. dial.
 
PULL DOWN – verbs
– RAPE †* to pull down …1597
 
PULL OFF – verbs
– RACHE † to pull off …c1400
 
PULL UP – verbs
– REAM UP † to pull up …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 
PULPIT – nouns
– CACKLE-TUB a pulpit …1888 sl.
– CHATTERING BOX a pulpit …E18 sl.
– ORATORIO † a pulpit …1631
 
PULSE – adjectives
– SALIENT of the pulse: beating strongly …a1791 poetic
pulse – nouns 
– TICK a beat of the heart or of the pulse …1823
pulse – verbs 
– TICK to beat, pulse, throb …1868
 
PULVERIZED – adjectives
– IMPULVERABLE †* incapable of being pulverized …a1691
pulverized – verbs 
– MALTER to melt, to dissolve, to become pulverized …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
PUMA – nouns
– CATAMOUNT a puma, cougar, or mountain lion …1794 US
– DEER-TIGER the puma or cougar …Bk1897
– POLTROON TIGER † a puma …1790
– RED TIGER † a puma …1774
 
PUMICE – nouns
– FEATHER ROCK pumice …1967 Amer. dial.
– SUCKING STONE † pumice …1664
 
PUMMEL – verbs
– KNUBBLE † to hit or strike with the fist or knuckles; to pummel …1721
– MELLOW to beat, to hit, to strike, to pummel …1895 Amer. dial.
– PAIK to hit with something hard or solid, as the knuckles, a stick, or a stone; to beat, to pummel, to thrash; to strike; to punish  …c1639 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– PALM to pummel; to knock with the fist …1846 Eng. dial.
– POAM to pummel; to knock with the fist …1846 Eng. dial.
– RIB to beat, pummel or punch in the sides …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 
PUMMELLING – nouns
– POAMING a pummelling …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
PUMP – nouns
– ONE ARMED LANDLORD a pump …Bk1905 Eng. dial. cant
 
PUMPKIN – nouns
– FARMER’S ALLIANCE pumpkin pie …L19 US sl.
– MILLION a pumpkin …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MILYIN a pumpkin …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– POMPION a pumpkin …a1545
 
PUN, PUNNING – adjectives
– QUIB * in an affected or punning style …1614
pun, punning – nouns
– CALEMBOUR a pun …1830
– CARRIWITCHET a pun, a quibble, a conundrum; a hoaxing, puzzling, or absurd question …1614
– CARWITCHET a pun, quibble; a hoaxing question or conundrum …1614
– QUIBBLE a play upon words; a pun …1611
– QUIBLIN † a pun or quibble; a trick …1605
pun, punning – person  (includes PUNSTER)
– TAKE-OFF a mimic; a satirist; a punster …Bk1905 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
pun, punning – verbs 
– QUIBBLE † to pun, to play on words …a1629
 
PUNCH – adjectives
– PUNCHY dazed or stupefied from severe or continual punching …B1900 sl.
punch – nouns 
– BIFF a whack, a hard punch or blow; a slap …1847 Amer. sl.
– BUNCH OF FIVES a punch …1891 sl.
– CHUMP SQUEEZE a punch on the arm or shoulder, its meaning varying according to context …1950s US Black sl.
– CLOCK a punch in the face …1959 sl.
– COOLER a knockout punch; a crushing statement …19C sl.
– CRACKER a heavy punch …sl.
– DAMAGER a damaging punch …c1815 boxing colloq.
– DINNYHAYZER a heavy punch; a knockout blow …1907 Aust. sl.
– DONG a heavy blow, a punch …1941 Aust. & NZ colloq.
– DOOIE an echoic equivalent of the sound of a punch or slap …1980s US campus sl.
– DOUST † a firm blow; a punch …E17
– DRIVE a blow, a punch; a kick …1839 colloq.
– FLANKER a blow or punch …M19 sl.
– FLY a blow, a punch …Bk2002 boxing sl.
– FUNK * a blow delivered with the hand or foot; a punch or kick …1790 Sc.
– HAYMAKER a swinging blow punch …1902 sl. boxing usage
– JAWBREAKER a hard punch on the whisker …Bk1896 boxing sl.
– KING-HIT a knock-out punch, esp. an unfair one …1912 Aust. sl.
– KNUCKLE SANDWICH a punch in the mouth …1955 sl.
– LALAPALOOZA a devastating punch …1920s sl.
– LALAPAZAZA a devastating punch …1920s sl.
– LALLAPALOOSA a devastating punch …1920s sl.
– LALLAPALOOZA a devastating punch …1920s sl.
– LALLAPALUZA a devastating punch …1920s sl.
– LALLYPALOOZER a devastating punch …1920s sl.
– LAM a punch; a blow …1934 US sl.
– LEFTY a punch with the left fist …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– LOLAPALOOSA, LOLLAPALOOSA, LOLLAPALOOZA a devastating punch …1920s sl.
– LOLLAPALO a devastating punch …1920s sl.
– LOLLYPALOOZA, LOLLYPALOOZER a devastating punch …1920s sl.
– LOOPER a punch, a blow …1910s sl.
– OGLER a punch in the eye …E19 sl.
– PILE-DRIVER a forceful punch or kick …colloq.
– POKE a punch; a hard hitting verbal thrust …1788 UK sl.
– RABBIT-KILLER a short and vicious punch to the neck, generally with the open hand …1941 Aust. sl.
– SHUT-UP SANDWICH a punch in the mouth …2002 Can. sl.
– STOUCH a punch …1919 Aust. & NZ sl.
– STOUSH a punch …1919 Aust. & NZ sl.
– SUNDAY PUNCH a knockout punch …1929 US sl.
– SWING a punch delivered with a sweep of the arm …1910 sl.
– WOLLAPALOOZE a devastating punch …1920s sl.
punch – verbs 
– BOFF to punch someone, to hit, to assault …1920s sl., orig. US
– BRICK to strike or punch someone …Bk2006 US street sl.
– BUNG UP to close someone’s eye with a punch …E19 sl.
– CAP to punch someone in the face …1990s US college sl.
– CLOCK to strike sharply or heavily; to strike with the fist; to punch in the face; to hit …1932 Amer. sl.
– DONG to hit, to strike, to punch; to force by reiterated noise, speech, or effort …1889
– DOUSE to strike, knock, punch …M16 now Eng. dial.
– EAT FIST-MEAT to receive a punch in the mouth …M16 sl.
– FACE to punch in the face …c1815 boxing sl.
– FIRE ON SOMEONE to hit or punch …20C teen & high school sl.
– GIVE SOMEONE THE OLD ONE-TWO to punch someone with a left and a right …Aust. sl.
– GO THE KNUCKLE to punch, to fight …1944 Aust. sl.
– GUT to punch in the stomach; literary and figurative use …1960s US Black sl.
– GUT-PUNCH to punch in the belly …1974 Amer. sl.
– HANG ONE ON SOMEONE to hit, to punch …1908 sl.
– JACK to stab or punch …1980s sl.
– KING-HIT to punch someone suddenly and hard, and often unfairly …1959 Aust. sl.
– LAY ONE ON SOMEONE to hit, to punch …1980s sl.
– NEVEL to punch, to pummel, to batter, to strike so as to cause swelling …1722 Sc. 
– PACK A KICK to be capable of delivering a disabling, strong punch; also used of alcohol …1910s sl., orig.
– PACK A PUNCH to be powerful, as a motorcycle or car; to be capable of delivering a disabling, strong punch; also used of alcohol …1910s sl., orig. US
– PACK A WALLOP to be capable of delivering a disabling, strong punch; also used of alcohol …1910s sl., orig. US
– PACK ONE to be capable of delivering a disabling, strong punch; also used of alcohol …1910s sl., orig. US
– PALM to strike with the open hand; to punch …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PAME to strike with the open hand; to punch …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PUG to poke; to punch; to strike …E19 Eng. dial.
– PUT ONE ON SOMEONE to hit, to punch …1980s sl.
– RIB to beat, pummel or punch in the sides …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SLOG to punch someone …1824 UK sl.
– SNOT to punch someone on the nose …Brit. sl.
– STOUSH to punch or strike; to thrash or beat a person; to fight …1893 Aust. & NZ sl.
– SWING AT to aim a blow at, to punch …1910s sl.
– TAG to punch …1910s sl.
– TAKE A POKE AT to punch …1796 sl.
– TAKE A SWING to aim a blow at, to punch …1910s sl.
– TAKE A SWING AT to attempt to punch …1910 sl.
– UNLOAD to throw a punch, to beat up …20C sl.
punch – interjections
– SNOT HIM! a command to punch someone on the nose …Brit. sl.
 
PUNCH (drink) – nouns
– SALLIVOCUS † a punch made of an equal proportion of wine and spirits …1757 Sc.
 
PUNCH AND JUDY – nouns
– MOZZY the ‘Judy’ of ‘Punch and Judy’ …c1850 Brit. showmen’s sl.
 
PUNCHED – adjectives
– SLAP-HAPPY dizzy, orig, from being punched …1936 sl.
– SLUG-NUTTY dizzy from being punched …1933 US sl.
 
PUNCHLINE – nouns
– WHAMMY a punchline; anything devastating and beyond a similarly powerful response …1950s sl.
 
PUNCTUAL – adjectives
– BANG-UP honourable, upright, straightforward, punctual …1865 Eng. dial.
punctual – person 
– CHARLIE-ON-THE-SPOT a reliable, prompt, or punctual person …1835 Amer. dial.
 
PUNCTUALITY – nouns
– HAWAIIAN TIME (occasionally derogatory) a flexible system of time; a disregard for punctuality …1974 Amer. dial.
– INDIAN TIME (usually derogatory) a flexible system of time; a lack of punctuality …1963 Amer. dial.
 
PUNCTUALLY – adverbs
– REGULAR AS THE CLOCK TICKS, AS very punctually and regularly …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SHARP TIME punctually …1885 Amer. dial.
 
PUNCTUATION – nouns
– ASTONISHER an exclamation point …1888 Amer. journalists’ sl.
– CROOKS † in printing: brackets, parentheses …1641
– GASPER in typography, an exclamation mark …2003 UK sl.
– HALF-MEMBER † a semicolon …1762
– NOTE OF ADMIRATION an exclamation point (!) …1611
– QUES the question mark (?) character on a computer keyboard …1991 US sl.
– SUBDISTINCTION † a comma or semicolon …1636
– TITTLE the dot over the letter ‘i’; a punctuation mark; a diacritic point over a letter; any one of the Hebrew and Arabic vowel-points and accents; also, a pip on dice …1538
– VERGE † an accent-mark …1555
punctuation – verbs
– BECOMMA to sprinkle with commas …1881
 
PUNCTURE – verbs
– GILL POKE, JILL POKE to run into an obstruction; to puncture, poke, or known down …1950 Amer. dial.
 
PUNGENCY – nouns
– EAGERNESS † pungency of taste; acidity, sourness …1490
– QUICKNESS † sharpness, keenness; pungency or acidity of taste; sharpness of speech …1611
 
PUNGENT – adjectives
– ACUTE † of tastes or odours: sharp, pungent …1620
– EAGER † pungent, acrid, keen to the taste or other senses …1574
– FUNKY having a strong or offensive smell; smelling of sweat or other bodily excretions; musky, pungent, rank …a1680
– QUICK † of a taste or smell: sharp, pungent, brisk …1573
– RAMMISH † of smell, taste, etc.: rank, rancid, acrid, pungent, strong, stinking, highly disagreeable …c1386 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 
PUNGENTLY – adverbs
– EAGERLY † sharply, pungently, keenly; violently, harshly, severely …1377
 
PUNISH, PUNISHING, PUNISHMENT – nouns
– ASS-KICK a punishment, a beating …1970s US sl.
– BADGER’S BAND the clashing of kettles, pans, etc. in from of the house of an obnoxious person; a rural form of punishment for notorious offenders …1860 Eng. dial.
– BASTINADE an Eastern method of corporal punishment by beating with a stick the soles of the culprit’s feet … 1660 arch.
– BASTINADO an Eastern method of corporal punishment by beating with a stick the soles of the culprit’s feet …1726
– BASTONADE an Eastern method of corporal punishment by beating with a stick the soles of the culprit’s feet … 1660 arch.
– BESOM † a bundle of rods or twigs used as an instrument of punishment; a birch …c893
– BOWS a severe punishment …Bk1911 Sc.
– BUM RAP undeserved punishment …1926 US sl.
– CANEOLOGY the doctrine of the use of the cane in corporal punishment …1837 humorous
– CANK punishment …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CARROT AND STICK reward and punishment, esp. as alternative means of persuasion …Bk1999 
– CASTIGATION † chastisement, corrective punishment or discipline, correction, chastening …c1397
– CP corporal punishment …1987 US sl.
– CUTS corporal punishment, esp. of schoolchildren …1915 Aust. & NZ sl.
– DEVIL’S JUDGEMENT a punishment, retribution …1830 Sc.
– DICHENS a beating, punishment …1838 Sc.
– DICTION punishment, chastisement, scolding; generally used in plural …1924 Sc. 
– DINGBAT a blow or slap on the buttocks; a paddling, a sharp scolding, reprimand, punishment …1895
– DINGBATLER a blow or slap on the buttocks; a paddling, a sharp scolding, reprimand, punishment …1895
– DIRDUM a punishment, a scolding; blame, reprehension …1823 Sc.
– DOCTOR GREEN’S MEDICINE the use of a slender limb of a tree to strike or whip a child as punishment …1905 Amer. dial.
– DOCTOR GREENWADE’S MEDICINE the use of a slender limb of a tree to strike or whip a child as punishment …1905 Amer. dial.
– DUCKING-STOOL a device used to punish scolding women and dishonest tradesmen; a ‘machine’ used to duck or dip offenders into water or excrement …16C
– FUSILLATION * capital punishment by shooting …1859
– GAD a stick or whip for driving oxen or punishing children …1848 Amer. dial.
– GAFF severe treatment, criticism, punishment, or hardship …1904 US sl.
– GANCH † the apparatus employed in the execution of criminals by ganching (impaling); the punishment itself …1625-6
– GANCHING † capital punishment by impaling …1614
– GANDIEGOW † a blow, a stroke, punishment …1866 Sc.
– GANTLOPE a military punishment (sometimes also naval) in which the culprit had to run stripped to the waist between two rows of men who struck at him with a stick or a knotted cord …1646
– GAROTTE the Spanish method of capital punishment by strangulation; the apparatus for inflicting this …1622
– GARROTTE the Spanish method of capital punishment by strangulation; the apparatus for inflicting this …1622
– GAUNCH † the apparatus employed in the execution of criminals by ganching (impaling); the punishment itself …1625-6
– GOSS punishment …1840 Amer. dial.
– GRUEL punishment; a beating …c1795 colloq.
– GUMBLE-STOOL † a cucking-stool (a chair formerly used for punishment of disorderly women, scolds (people accused of being troublesome and angry and who habitually chastised, argued and quarrelled with their neighbours) and dishonest tradesmen in England, Scotland, and elsewhere) …1653
– GUM-STOOL † a cucking-stool (a chair formerly used for punishment of disorderly women, scolds (people accused of being troublesome and angry and who habitually chastised, argued and quarrelled with their neighbours) and dishonest tradesmen in England, Scotland, and elsewhere) …1623
– HAIL COLUMBIA a punishment, a telling-off, a scolding …M19 US sl.
– HANDSEL guerdon, reward; also ironically, a punishment, a smack of the hand …1892 Sc.
– HAND-SHAKING a correction, punishment; a close engagement, grappling …1818 Sc.
– IMPALATION †* the torture or punishment of impaling …1744
– JACK LATTEN a threat of punishment …20C Irish sl.
– JACK LATTIN a threat of punishment …20C Irish sl.
– JESSE, JESSY a punishment, scolding; a bad or painful time …1839 Amer. dial.
– LADY BIRCH a switch used to punish children …1941 Amer. dial.
– LADY QUINCE a switch made of quince wood, used to punish children …1932 Amer. dial.
– LALDIE a thrashing, punishment, a drubbing …1889 Sc.
– LALDY-DALDY a thrashing, punishment, a drubbing …1889 Sc.
– KICK IN THE ASS an unwarranted punishment or letdown …M20 US colloq.
– MODELLING the parading of an offender naked through a township as a form of punishment …1990s S. Afr. sl.
– MONKEY’S ALLOWANCE †* a physical punishment such as a beating, or whipping …1785
– NAILING a beating, a thrashing, punishment …1895 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– NICTION punishment, chastisement, scolding; generally used in plural …1924 Sc. 
– NOOGIE a rubbing of the knuckles harshly across someone’s head, esp. used by children as a form of punishment or bullying …Aust. sl.
– ONE a punishment, a beating; a bad turn …20C sl.
– PAIKING a beating, a thrashing; a punishment …1827 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– PAIKMENT a thrashing, a beating, punishment …1897 Sc.
– PAIKS a beating, a thrashing; one’s deserved punishment, one’s deserts  …1720 Sc.
– PAIN 1. † suffering or loss inflicted for a crime or offense; punishment; penalty, a fine …1297
2. † the punishment or sufferings of hell or of purgatory …1340-70
– PAIN-TAKING † receiving or suffering of punishment …1382
– PAKES a deserved punishment …1787 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– PALMER † a flat piece of wood used for striking the palm of the hand as a punishment …1387
– PANDIE punishment in general, a severe reprimand, censure …1808 Sc.
– PANDY punishment in general, a severe reprimand, censure …1808 Sc.
– PAYS punishment; castigation; thrashing …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.  
– PEACH TREE TEA punishment with a peach tree switch …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– PIECE OF SOMEONE’S ASS vengeance against someone, esp.  in the form of a beating, a thrashing, a punishment …1959 US sl.
– QUARTERIZATION †* part of the punishment of a traitor, by dividing his body into four quarters …1727-41
– QUILTING a beating; a flogging; a punishment; a blow with a stick …1836 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– RAM-RIDING a punishment, esp. inflicted on married people convicted of immorality: a cart in which were represented burlesque representatives of the erring pair, was drawn through the village, attended by a procession of men and boys, on donkeys, blowing horns; the custom was often the occasion of much riotous behaviour …1891 Eng. dial.
– ROD IN A PICKLE, A a punishment in store
– SANCTION in organized crime: punishment by death …1997 US sl.
– SCOLD’S BRIDLE an instrument of punishment used for scolding women; it was used as a form of torture and public humiliation; it was an iron muzzle in an iron framework that enclosed the head; a bridle-bit (or curb-plate), about 2 inches long and 1 inch broad, projected into the mouth and pressed down on top of the tongue; it was first recorded in 1567; sometimes called a witch’s bridle, a brank’s bridle, or branks …1899 Sc.
– SIXER six strokes of the cane as a school punishment …1927 Brit. sl.
– SIX OF THE BEST six strokes of the cane as a school punishment …1912 Brit. sl.
– TAG the leather strap used for punishment in schools …1809 Sc.
– TANTALISM †* punishment or torment like that of Tantalus (mythical king condemned, for revealing the secrets of the gods, to stand in Tartarus up to his chin in water, which constantly receded as he stooped to drink, and with branches of food hanging above him which ever fled his grasp); tantalization …c1614
– TOCO, TOKO corporal punishment …1823 sl.
– TRADITIONAL DISCIPLINE corporal punishment, esp. when used in a prostitute’s advertising matter …2003 UK sl.
– UNCTION punishment; an unpleasant or dangerous experience …1921 Sc.
– VALENTINE a reprimand, a punishment …1920s US police usage
– WARISON † ‘reward’, due punishment …a1366
– WHAT-FOR punishment, trouble, a fuss …L19 sl.
– WHAT-SORT a punishment, trouble, a fuss …L19 sl.
– YARD † a means or instrument of punishment; hence, punishment, chastisement …a1225
punish, punishing, punishment – person
– NEMESIS the goddess of retribution or vengeance; hence, one who avenges or punishes …1576
punish, punishing, punishment – verbs 
– BE FOR THE HIGH JUMP to be liable to receive a reprimand or punishment …Brit. colloq.
– BOX ONE’S EARS to punish by hitting …1601 sl.
– BREAK ONE’S BALLS to punish severely; to thrash …1955 US sl.
– BUST ONE’S BALLS to punish severely; to thrash …1952 US sl.
– CART of a punishment formerly inflicted on bawds: to place in a tumbrel or cart and lead through a town …L16 sl.
– CATCH MOSES to receive a severe beating or punishment …M19 sl.
– COME DOWN HARD ON ONE to scold or punish someone severely …Bk2006 US sl.
– CORRIGE † to correct, to chastise, to punish …c1374 
​- DACRE † to inflict corporal punishment on one …1825 Sc.
– DANCE THE CARPET to appear before an official for an investigation of one’s work or behaviour; to receive a reprimand, criticism, or punishment …20C Amer. sl.
– DEAL IT OUT to attack, esp. verbally; to punish …20C Aust. sl.
– DEAL OUT to attack, esp. verbally; to punish …20C Aust. sl.
– DE-BOLLOCK to castrate, usually in figurative sense of hurting or punishing severely …1960s sl.
– EAT SOMEONE’S ARSE OFF to criticize severely; to punish heavily …1940s US sl.
– EAT SOMEONE’S ASS OFF to criticize severely; to punish heavily …1943 US sl.
– EAT SOMEONE’S ASS OUT to criticize severely; to punish heavily …1946 US sl.
– FACE THE MUSIC to go through an ordeal; to face the possibility of a severe reprimand or other punishment …1850
– FAN to whip, to beat, to punish …1785 sl.
– GAD to punish, to whip, as a child …1906 Amer. dial.
– GAFF to punish someone …1903 US sl.
– GIBBET to beat, to punish, to hurt severely …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– GIVE A PERSON BEANS to deal severely with; to punish heavily …1892
– GIVE A PERSON HIS OATMEAL to punish; to rebuke severely …M18 sl.
– GIVE GYP to punish or admonish; to assault or beat; hence, later, to mock or tease; to criticize …1887 orig. Eng. dial.
– GIVE LALDIE to punish …1889 Sc.
– GIVE ONE FITS to punish …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– GIVE ONE GOSS to punish; to give one a whipping …1840 Amer. dial.
– GIVE ONE HIS FAIRING to punish, to  give one his just deserts …1790 Sc.
– GIVE ONE JESSE to give one a good scolding; to punish one severely; to reprimand sternly …1839 Amer. dial.
– GIVE ONE ONE’S KALE THROUGH THE REEK to give one a good scolding; to reprove severely; to punish …1814 Sc.
– GO GUNNING FOR to seek out or pursue with harmful intent; to aim to punish …1888 Amer. sl.
– GROUND to punish, esp. a young person, by forbidding him or her to engage in dating or other social activities …1950 Amer. sl.
– GRUEL to punish …1850 colloq.
– GUN FOR to be on the lookout for with the intent of hurting or killing; to seek out or pursue with harmful intent; to aim to punish …1878 US sl.
– HAMMER INTO THE FLOOR LIKE A TACK to punish, to reprove …Bk2002 Aust.
– HANDSEL to give something unpleasant; to punish with a blow; used ironically …B1900 Eng. dial.
– HANG SOMEONE’S ASS to punish; hence to defeat thoroughly, to trounce …1961 Amer. sl.
– HAVE SOMEONE’S GUTS to inflict severe punishment or harm on someone; usually used as a threat …colloq.
– HAVE SOMEONE’S GUTS FOR GARTERS to inflict severe punishment or harm on someone; usually used as a threat …a1592 UK colloq.
– HAZE to punish by blows, to beat, to thrash soundly …1678 Eng. dial.
– HEAD AND HANG to punish severely …1893 Sc.
– JACK IT UP SOMEONE’S ASS to punish or victimize someone …1960s US sl.
– KEB † to give a good beating; to punish …1866 Sc.
– KEELHAUL to punish with humiliation …US Civil War usage
– KISS THE ROD to submit to punishment
– LINE OUT to reprimand, to discipline, to punish …1927 Amer. dial.
– LYNCH to inflict bodily punishment upon; to kill by mob action, typically by hanging, without legal authority  …1835 Amer. sl.
– MALACOUTER to beat, to thrash, to punish …c1910 Sc.
– MALAGROOSE to injure or hurt, to punish with physical violence …1924 Sc.
– MALAGRUIZE to injure or hurt, to punish with physical violence …1924 Sc.
– MALAVOGUE to punish in some dire but undefined way; to beat, to chastise …1843 Ireland & Eng. dial.
– NAB to peck at, to strike; to punish …1822 Sc.
– NAB IT to receive unexpected punishment; to ‘catch it’ unawares …Bk1903 Eng. dial.
– NAB THE RUST to receive punishment unexpectedly …Bk1902 sl.
– NAIL ONE TO THE CROSS to punish or otherwise deal with someone in a final or decisive manner; to castigate thoroughly …1899 Amer. dial.
– NAIL ONE TO THE MAST to punish or otherwise deal with someone in a final or decisive manner; to castigate thoroughly …1925 Amer. dial.
– NAIL ONE’S ASS TO THE WALL to punish or otherwise put a finish to someone …1971 Amer. sl.
– NAIL ONE’S HIDE TO THE BARN DOOR to punish or otherwise put a finish to someone …1952 Amer. sl.
– NAIL ONE’S HIDE TO THE ROUNDHOUSE WALL to punish or otherwise put a finish to someone …1975 Amer. sl.
– NAIL ONE’S HIDE TO THE WALL to punish or otherwise put a finish to someone …1959 Amer. sl.
– NAIL SOMEONE’S ASS TO THE BARN DOOR to punish severely …L19 sl., orig. US
– NAIL SOMEONE’S ASS TO THE WALL to punish severely …L19 sl., orig. US
– NAIL SOMEONE’S HIDE TO THE BARN DOOR to punish severely …L19 sl., orig. US
– NAIL SOMEONE’S HIDE TO THE WALL to punish severely …L19 sl., orig. US
– NAIL SOMEONE TO THE CROSS to punish, to defeat in a decisive act; to castigate …L19 sl., orig. US
– NAIL SOMEONE TO THE MAST to punish, to defeat in a decisive act; to castigate …L19 sl., orig. US
– NAP IT to receive severe punishment, esp. in a boxing match …a1700 sl.
– ORDER † to bring into order or submission to lawful authority; hence, to inflict disciplinary punishment on; to correct, to chastise, to punish …1526
– PAIK to hit with something hard or solid, as the knuckles, a stick, or a stone; to beat, to pummel, to thrash; to strike; to punish  …c1639 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– PAIN † to inflict a penalty or punishment upon; to punish; to torture by way of punishment; to fine …c1350
– PAKE to beat, to strike; to punish …1807 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– PANDIE, PANDY to punish, to chastise …1895 Sc.
– PANDY to punish, to chastise …1895 Sc.
– PAY to punish; to defeat, to overcome, to conquer …1812 Sc. & Eng. dial.  
– PAY ONE HOME to punish smartly; to give a home thrust …1811 Sc.  
– PECK to beat, to strike; to punish …1807 Sc.
– PEX to beat, to strike; to punish …1807 Sc.
– PLAY HARRY OVER ANY ONE to beat or punish severely …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– PLAY THE HALTER to inflict punishment …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PUT ONE’S ASS ON THE LINE to put oneself into a position of responsibility; to take risks; to face punishment …1980s US sl.
– PUT ONE’S BALLS ON THE LINE to put oneself into a position of responsibility; to take risks; to face punishment …1980s US sl.
– RAILROAD to enforce a mild punishment by dragging the victim up and down along the floor until the seat of their trousers is worn through …M19 US sl.
– RAM to punish an offender by bumping his posteriors against a wall; to punish by bastinadoing the soles of the feet …1853 Sc.
– RANDLE to punish a boy for cheating or other offenses by pulling his hair or ears …1830 Eng. dial.
– RANNEL to punish a boy for cheating or other offenses by pulling his hair or ears …1830 Eng. dial.
– RAP ONE’S FINGERS to check or punish smartly …a1677
– RAP ONE’S KNUCKLES to check or punish smartly …1824
– RED-MAN to punish by mob action or by vigilante organization …1975 Amer. dial.
– RIDE ONE BUG-HUNTING to punish; to chastise; to whip; to beat severely …1906 Amer. dial.
– SAPPIL to punish by beating …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCON to beat, esp. with the flat of the hand or some flat surface; to inflict punishment …1873 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– SHAFT to thrust (in one’s imagination) a pole up someone’s anus; essentially, to stop a person short; to punish or treat very badly, to harm …1959 sl., orig. & chiefly Amer.
– SIT ON ONE’S SKIRTS to press hard upon one, to deal heavily with, to punish severely …1546
– SKATE to get way with anything; to shirk one’s responsibilities; to escape punishment …1945 sl., orig. US Black
– SKON to beat, esp. with the flat of the hand or some flat surface; to inflict punishment …1873 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– SOAK to punish, to beat up; to criticize harshly …L19 US sl.
– SOAK IT TO to punish, to beat up; to criticize harshly …L19 US sl.
– STRAFE to punish …Amer. World War I sl.
– TACKLE to attack, to punish …1828
– TAKE † to inflict punishment or justice …c1200
– TAKE A RAP to take a punishment, often a prison sentence, that is actually due to someone else …c1886 US criminals’ sl.
– TAKE HEAT to suffer or endure punishment or criticism …1920s US sl.
– TAKE INTO THE WOODSHED to scold; to punish; to reprimand …1907 Amer. sl.
– TAKE IT OUT ON to treat badly, to punish, often an innocent victim …20C US sl.
– TAKE ONE’S DINT to receive punishment …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– TAKE ONE’S MEDICINE to accept a punishment or reprimand …L19 sl.
– TAKE ORDER WITH A PERSON to compel a person to do orderly or rightly; to punish …1792 Sc.
– TAKE THE GAS to endure punishment, esp. in a boxing ring …20C sl.
– TAKE TO to scold, to punish …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TAN ONE’S ARSE to hit someone with a cane, etc., esp. on the buttocks, as a punishment: to thrash or flog …c1670 sl.
– TAN ONE’S BACKSIDE to hit someone with a cane, etc., esp. on the buttocks, as a punishment; to thrash or flog…c1670 sl.
– TAN ONE’S HIDE to hit someone with a cane, etc., esp. on the buttocks, as a punishment …c1670 sl.
– TEAR SOMEONE’S ASS to trounce, to punish, to kill someone …1961 Amer. sl.
– THREAP to beat, to flog, to thrash, to punish severely …1721 Eng. dial.
– TIN-KETTLE to punish a notorious offender by means of ‘rough music’, i.e. the beating of tin-kettles, etc. …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TO-PUNISH † to punish soundly …a1400-50
– TWANK to punish with a strap or cane …Bk1893 Eng. dial.
– VEESIT to punish …1878 Sc.
– VENGE † to punish a wrongdoing …a1340
– VISIT to punish …1878 Sc.
– WARM ONE’S ONION to punish, to chastise …B1900 Eng. dial.
– WEIGH OFF to sentence someone to punishment …1925 sl., orig. services’
– WHIP to vex, to torment; to punish, to chastise; to administer severe satire or reproof to; to castigate …1530
punish, punishing, punishment – phrases
– YOUR ASS IS GRASS AND I’M THE LAWNMOWER you are doomed to suffer punishment …1955 Amer. sl., esp. military usage
 
PUNISHABLE – adjectives
– VENGEABLE †* punishable …1650
 
PUNISHED – adjectives
– BIRKED birched, punished with a birch rod …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– IN FOR IT in trouble, about to be reprimanded or punished …M17 sl.
punished – verbs 
– BE FLOGGED THROUGH TOPHET IN A FLOUR SACK to be punished …1960 Amer. dial.
– CATCH IT WHERE THE CHICKEN GOT IT to be punished …1942 Amer. sl.
– COP A FLOWER-POT to be severely reprimanded, punished, or beaten …1930s sl. sl.
– GET BEANS to be punished severely …1892
– GET IT WHERE THE CHICKEN GOT THE AXE to get punished properly and adequately …c1960 Amer. dial.
– GET LALDIE to be punished …1889 Sc.
– GET ONE’S THUDS to be punished, beaten, or chastised …1887 Sc.
– NAB THE RUST to be punished …L18 sl.
– TAG to suffer, to be punished …1970s sl.
– TAKE THE PIPE to fail to act or achieve under pressure, esp. in sports; hence, to be punished …1960s US sl.
punished – phrases
– FOR THE HIGH JUMP said of someone in danger of being severely punished …1919 Brit. sl.
 
PUNITIVE – adjectives
– CASTIGATIVE chastising, corrective, punitive …1641
– CASTIGATORY chastising, corrective, punitive …1613
 
PUNY – adjectives
– BASTARD of a child: puny, small, ill-formed …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CAFFLING puny, weak, delicate; nervous, timid …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– DEARY small, minute, little, undersized, puny …1691 Eng. dial.
– DEARY LITTLE small, minute, little, undersized, puny …1790 Eng. dial.  
– MANIKIN dwarf, pygmy, diminutive, undersized, puny …1840
– MANNIKIN dwarf, pygmy, diminutive, undersized, puny …1840
– MIMMOCKING dainty in appetite; puny, sickly, weakly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MINIKIN small, delicate; neat; effeminate; puny, undersized …Bk1903 Eng. dial.  
– NAZZARDLY † adj. poor, ill-thriven …1675
– OORIT cold, shivering, hunched up with cold or discomfort; tired-looking or ailing-looking, weak, puny, wearied, in poor spirits, miserable, dejected …1869 Sc.
– PIMPING puny, sickly, emaciated …1845 Amer. dial.
– PIMPY puny, sickly, emaciated …2000 Amer. dial.
– PINDLING puny, sickly, ailing, delicate, weak, frail …1862 Amer. dial.
– PINDLY puny, sickly, ailing, delicate, weak, frail …1959 Amer. dial.
– SAIR sorry, paltry, puny, pitiful …1825 Sc.
– SCHAMLICH shambling, weak-limbed, puny …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCRAM small, puny; contemptible …1842 Eng. dial.
– SCRATTY small, insignificant, thin, puny …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCRAWNTY puny, scrawny …1954 Amer. dial.
– SCRIMPY scanty, small, pinched; puny, miserable; mean, niggardly …1865 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCRINCHING small, puny, insignificant …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SINGED-LIKE puny, shrivelled …1808 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– TIDDY puny, weakly, delicate …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– UNDOUGHT sickly, puny, feeble; contemptible …1773 Sc.
– WURF-LIKE † – having a stunted, puny appearance …1819 Sc. 
– YAN small, puny …1825 Sc.
– YANT small, puny …Bk1905 Sc.
puny – nouns
– NEFFOW anything small and puny …Bk1905 Sc.
– NIVVIL anything small and puny …Bk1905 Sc.
– WALLIDRAG any puny, stunted thing …1828 Sc. 
puny – person 
– BAGLIN a puny child with a large belly; a misgrown child …1825 Sc.
– BODY a puny person; a term of contempt …Bk1911 Sc.
– CHEWEEKA an insignificant, puny person …1950 Amer. dial.
– CHITTY-FACE † a term of reproach or contempt; a thin, pinched, or childish face; one who has a thin, pinched face; a puny child with a little face …1601 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– DACHAN † a puny dwarfish creature …1905 Sc.
– DWEEB a person held in contempt, esp. one ridiculed as studious, puny, or unfashionable; a fool …1982 US sl.
– EESHAN a child, a tiny tot; someone small and puny of any age; often used in a derogatory or playful sense …1866 Sc.
– EETIM a small, puny person …1911 Sc.
– FAGEY a puny child …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FAIZART a puny, effeminate man; a weakling, a coward; an impudent fellow; a shameless person …1721 Sc.
– FAZARD a puny, effeminate man; a weakling, a coward; an impudent fellow …1721 Sc.
– FESART a puny man of feminine appearance; a shameless person …Bk1900 Sc.
– MANKIN a diminutive or puny man …1820
– NEFFIT a puny person; a pygmy …Bk1905 Sc.
– NESTLE-DRAFF a weakling, the smallest and weakest of a brood or litter; the youngest child of a family; a weak, puny child …1777 Eng. dial.
– NESTLE-DRAFT, NESTLE-DRAUGHT a weakling, the smallest and weakest of a brood or litter; the youngest child of a family; a weak, puny child …1777 Eng. dial.
– NESTLE-RIPE a weakling, the smallest and weakest of a brood or litter; the youngest child of a family; a weak, puny child …1777 Eng. dial.
– NESTLE-TRIPE † the youngest child of a family; a weak, puny child; the smallest and weakest of a brood or litter …1616 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– NIRL a puny person; a dwarf …1823 Sc. 
– OORACK a small puny creature or child; a small potato …1825 Sc.
– RACKLING the youngest or weakest of a family;  a weakling; a puny or rickety child  …1781 Eng. dial. 
– RIG, WRIG the smallest or weakest of a litter, brood, or family; the youngest or feeblest of a family; a weak, puny child …1805 Sc.
​- SCANTLING a small or puny person …1857 Sc.
– SCART the smallest quantity of anything; a puny or meagre-looking person …1874 Sc.
– SCHAMLICH a weak, puny person …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCRAB a puny, shrivelled person …B1900 Sc.
– SCRABBLE a puny, shrivelled person …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCRADYIN a puny, sickly child …1825 Sc. 
– SICKREL † a puny, sickly person …a1700 cant
– SPARLING a thin, puny little child …Bk1879 Eng. dial.
– TAIDREL a puny person …Bk1825 Sc,
– TAKEN-AWAY an unhealthy, puny child; a changeling …1823 Sc.
– TIDLING † a young, delicate, or puny child or animal in need of special care; a weakling …1520 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– UNDOUGHT a weak, puny person; a silly, incapable, worthless person …1644 Sc.
– URLING a dwarfish person or child; a puny, stunted, sickly child …1788 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– VISION a puny, thin, emaciated person or animal; one who is wasting away …1825 Sc.
– WAMBLIN a puny, feeble, undernourished person or animal …Bk1825 Sc. 
– WAMFLIN a puny child who has a large belly …Bk1825 Sc.
– WAMLIN a big-bellied, puny child …Bk1825 Sc.
– WANDOCHT a weak, feeble, or puny person; a silly, inactive, worthless person …a1728 Sc.
– WANDOUGHT a feeble or puny person …a1728 Sc.
– WARF a stunted, ill-grown, and ill-conditioned person; a puny, contemptible person; a dirty, insignificant person, esp. applied to children; a dwarfish person …1818 Sc.
– WARRACH a stunted, feeble, ill-grown person, or puny child …Bk1825 Sc.
– WINNICK a sickly person; a puny, delicate child …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WIPPET a puny, diminutive person, as of a child …Bk1855 Eng. dial.
– WIRL a puny, ill-developed person; a stunted or deformed person, a dwarf; also used jocularly of a mischievous child, a young scamp …1893 Sc.
– WIRLIN, WIRLING  a puny or stunted person; a dwarf …1751 Sc.
– WIRLY-WARLY a puny, ill-developed person; a stunted or deformed person, a dwarf; also used jocularly of a mischievous child, a young scamp …1856 Sc.
– WIRRAL a puny, ill-developed person; a stunted or deformed person, a dwarf; also used jocularly of a mischievous child, a young scamp …1935 Sc.
– WORLIN a puny, feeble child …1819 Sc.
– WRIG the youngest or feeblest of a family; a weak, puny child …1805 Sc.
– WROW a puny, ill-developed person; a stunted or deformed person, a dwarf; also used jocularly of a mischievous child, a young scamp …1893 Sc.
– WURL a puny, ill-developed person; a stunted or deformed person, a dwarf; also used jocularly of a mischievous child, a young scamp …1898 Sc.
– YAFF a puny, peevish, insignificant person …1887 Sc.
– YIFF a small, puny, insignificant person given to idle chatter …1956 Sc.
– YIFF-YAFF a small, puny, insignificant person given to idle chatter …Bk1825 Sc.
– YURLIN, YURLING a puny, stunted, creature; a dwarf …Bk1887 Sc.