Noun(1) formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence(2) an open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole(3) (football
Verb(1) kick the ball(2) propel with a pole(3) place a bet on
(1) The oil painting features a boy and girl on a punt on a waterway.(2) Certainly not cutting edge (a couple of years old now) but perfect for what I wanted at a price that was worth taking a punt on.(3) Having ditched the punt for the euro, the Irish are more concerned about Central Bank interest rates than shenanigans at Stormont.(4) Play it straight, get a stop, and Oakland will punt , giving New York possession around midfield.(5) That's four out of five borrowers taking a punt on where interest rates are going.(6) those taking a punt on the company's success(7) Investors are taking a punt on what effectively is a shell company.(8) Buchanan picked off his fifth punt that went for a first down.(9) Farmers, in particular, will need to have a good understanding of the value of the euro relative to the punt , as they will be buy sell stock and produce and buy livestock, fuel and other inputs in euros.(10) Likewise, what employer will risk taking a punt on a prospective employee with criminal convictions for racist activities?(11) he used to be able to punt a football farther than anyone(12) Even Michigan star receiver Marquise Walker has returned punts and blocked a punt this season.(13) City gamblers normally take a punt on the movement of financial indices, such as the FT All Share, or the FTSE index of Britain's top 100 companies.(14) As Casper dunked one ball after another into the water on the 16th hole it was clear that the punt was about to pay-off in spectacular style.(15) The punt was finally brought ashore and laid upside down against a garden wall at our home in Cork.(16) In February this year, after being told no again, she took a punt and sent it to another company in New York.
1. pound ::
2. bet on ::
3. back ::
4. stake ::
5. game ::
6. gage ::
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