punch in
intransitive verb Date: 1926 to record the time of one's arrival or beginning work by punching a time clock

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • punch in — (something) to enter information on a computer or other device by pressing keys. You punch in your code to get cash or your bank balance. Each door has a number pad, and for security you have to punch a number in to open the door …   New idioms dictionary

  • punch in — verb register one s arrival at work (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑clock in, ↑clock on • Ant: ↑punch out, ↑clock out (for: ↑clock in) …   Useful english dictionary

  • punch in — phrasal verb Word forms punch in : present tense I/you/we/they punch in he/she/it punches in present participle punching in past tense punched in past participle punched in 1) [transitive] to enter information into a machine by pressing keys or… …   English dictionary

  • punch in — PHRASAL VERB If you punch in a number on a machine or punch numbers into it, you push the machine s buttons or keys in order to give it a command to do something. [V P n (not pron)] You can bank by phone in the USA, punching in account numbers on …   English dictionary

  • punch in — UK US punch in Phrasal Verb with punch({{}}/pʌnʃ/ verb [T] US ► WORKPLACE to begin work, especially by recording the time you arrive at work on a special machine: »I ve been punching in late all this week. → See also CLOCK IN(Cf. ↑clock in) …   Financial and business terms

  • punch in — verb To enter a workplace by punching a time card Im going to punch in a bit early today to get more work done. Ant: punch out …   Wiktionary

  • punch in — to use a special machine to record the time you start working. If we punch in at 9 a.m., our actual starting time, the company automatically docks us 15 minutes …   New idioms dictionary

  • punch in — Synonyms and related words: accomplish, achieve, approach, arrive, arrive at, arrive in, attain, attain to, be received, blow in, bob up, check in, check off, check out, clock in, clock out, come, come in, come to, come to hand, dent, depress,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • punch in something — punch in (something) to enter information on a computer or other device by pressing keys. You punch in your code to get cash or your bank balance. Each door has a number pad, and for security you have to punch a number in to open the door …   New idioms dictionary

  • punch in the clock (to) —  Report for work; punch a time card at a factory.  ► “ If a student is late, she must punch in on the keypad and report to the feared attendance office.” (Automatic ID News, Sept. 1994, p. 37) …   American business jargon

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