verb (used with object) Slang.
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OTHER WORDS FROM sucker-punchsucker punch, noun
Example sentences from the Web for sucker-punch
Like Mike Tyson says, you have a great fight plan until you come out and take the first punch.
“Ordinarily, you see punch-counterpunch-punch,” as the attacked party tries to fend off the intruder, the former official said.
“You might as well punch yourself in the face,” he says when asked if he read about any of the controversy.New ‘Late Late Show’ Host James Corden Would Like to Manage Your Expectations|Kevin Fallon|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And while all he says he has spoken to still believe the interrogations saved lives, he said the report was a punch in the gut.CIA Interrogation Chief: ‘Rectal Feeding,’ Broken Limbs Are News to Me|Kimberly Dozier|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A squad soon arrived to take him away, and I saw the sergeant punch him in the face even though he went quietly.
Never had Punch secured the telling of that tale with so little opposition.
But Punch was five; and he knew that going to England would be much nicer than a trip to Nassick.
Punch scratched himself in his sleep, and Judy moaned a little.
At the end of the first day Punch demanded to be set down in England, which he was certain must be close at hand.
"Yes," said Punch, lifted up in his father's arms to wave good-bye.
British Dictionary definitions for sucker-punch
Idioms and Phrases with sucker-punch
An unexpected blow, as in They felt that suddenly raising the interest rate was a sucker punch to the administration. This expression comes from boxing, where it is used for a punch delivered unexpectedly; boxing great Jack Dempsey wrote, “The right lead [for a right-handed boxer] is called a sucker punch.” [Slang; mid-1900s]