Punching vs Fighting - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between punching and fighting

is that punching is while fighting is .

As nouns the difference between punching and fighting

is that punching is (gerund of punch) an incident in which someone is punched while fighting is a fight or battle; an occasion on which people fight.

As an adjective fighting is

engaged in war or other conflict.

punching

English

Verb

(head)
  • Derived terms

    * punching bag

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (gerund of punch) An incident in which someone is punched
  • * {{quote-news, 2009, January 25, Evonne Barry, Booze and the trail of violence, Herald Sun citation
  • , passage=Over the past four years, the rate of "interpersonal" attacks and "penetrating injuries" - such as stabbings, glassings, punchings , beatings - has doubled, he said. }}
  • process of making holes in something
  • fighting

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Derived terms

    * fighting chance

    Adjective

    (head)
  • Engaged in war or other conflict.
  • Apt to provoke a fight.
  • * 1925 April 11, "Books", in , page 26:
  • It seems like a fighting insult, but he explains.
  • * 1947 , (film):
  • Them's fighting words in my country!
  • * 2003 , Marjorie Kelly, The Divine Right of Capital: Dethroning the Corporate Aristocracy , Berrett-Koehler Publishers, ISBN 1576752372, page xi:
  • Those are fighting words, of course, and the people who presently hold the high ground of economic power in society will not be amused.

    Derived terms

    * fighting words

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A fight or battle; an occasion on which people fight
  • * {{quote-book, year=1613, author=, title=A Collection Of Old English Plays, Vol. IV., chapter=The Costlie Whore, edition= citation
  • , passage=Then here the warres end, here[206] our fightings marde, Yet by your leave Ile stand upon my Guard. '' }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1840, author=Thomas Carlyle, title=On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Seid had fallen in the War of Tabuc, the first of Mahomet's fightings with the Greeks. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1860, author=John Yeardley, title=Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=A good many soldiers, and some officers, were present; but the expression of our dissent from all wars and fightings had not displeased them, for they shook hands with US most kindly. }}

    Descendants

    * Korean: (hwaiting)