What is another word for uppercut?

Pronunciation: [ˈʌpəkˌʌt] (IPA)

An uppercut is a powerful boxing punch that is thrown from below an opponent's guard, striking the chin or jaw upwards. Other synonyms for "uppercut" include "upswing," "undercut," "hook punch," "bent-arm uppercut," and "European uppercut." These punches typically require the athlete to position their feet correctly, dip their shoulders slightly, and twist their hips to generate maximum force. Many martial arts and self-defense systems incorporate variations of the uppercut punch, such as Muay Thai's "superman punch," Taekwondo's "jumping back kick," and the Karate "rising knee strike." Using synonyms for the word "uppercut" can add variety and depth to your descriptions, whether you're writing about boxing, martial arts or any other combat sport.

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What are the hypernyms for Uppercut?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Uppercut?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for uppercut (as nouns)

Usage examples for Uppercut

Oh, how I should have liked to hit that man a good uppercut on the jaw!
"Molly Brown's Orchard Home"
Nell Speed
One went to the floor with an uppercut under the chin; but came back.
"The Air Trust"
George Allan England
His uppercut caught the big fellow flush on the jaw, and staggered him.
"Man of Many Minds"
E. Everett Evans

Famous quotes with Uppercut

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