And on Defense spending, he promised an additional $400 billion in cuts, but punted specifics to a military commission.
Obama punted on the economy and reversed the fortunes of the Democrats in 365 days.
And Vidal, perhaps wisely, punted on a request to discuss his views on religion.
Then Fred Lyons dived through and brought down the runner behind the line, and Kenwood punted to the enemys eighteen.
This did not inspire me with confidence, so I only punted a ducat at a time.
St. Lukes tried the Parkinson ends and gained five in two downs and punted to midfield, the ball going out.
Keith fell back and punted out of bounds at the twenty-five.
They carried the ball for twenty-five yards and then punted, and downed Neil Durant in his tracks.
Parkinson punted on first down and the ball was Cumners on her forty-six.
This gave Whipford the kick-off, and the ball was punted up the field with the whole eleven on its track.
"kick," 1845; see punt (v.).
"flat-bottomed river boat," late Old English punt, perhaps an ancient survival of British Latin ponto "flat-bottomed boat" (see OED), a kind of Gallic transport (Caesar), also "floating bridge" (Gellius), from Latin pontem (nominative pons) "bridge" (see pontoon). Or from or influenced by Old French cognate pont "large, flat boat."
"to kick a ball dropped from the hands before it hits the ground," 1845, first in a Rugby list of football rules, perhaps from dialectal punt "to push, strike," alteration of Midlands dialect bunt "to push, butt with the head," of unknown origin, perhaps echoic. Student slang meaning "give up, drop a course so as not to fail," 1970s, is because a U.S. football team punts when it cannot advance the ball. Related: Punted; punting.
To gamble; bet
[1706+; fr French ponte, Spanish punta, ''point,'' used for playing against the banker in faro and other games]
To shoot: He potted a woodchuck (1860+)
[all senses fr cooking pot, as something containing a pot-luck mess of food, something sooty and unattractive, something fat-looking, something to be filled by hitting the hunt's prey, etc]