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Definition of punt

punt

verb

  • To make a mistake or fail, esp. when playing a game.

    I totally punted that last play.

    Last edited on Feb 16 2015. Submitted by Anonymous on Feb 16 2015.

verb - ambitransitive

  • to delay solving a problem or implementing a feature until later.
    There's not enough time to fix this bug before we release. We'll have to punt it to the next version.
    We may have to punt fixing the baby's crib until tomorrow due to circumstances beyond our control.

    Last edited on May 12 2013. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • to hand off responsibility for fulfilling a work-item to another person, group, portion of a computer system, etc.
    We're not going to get that kind of low-level application compatibility support right now, so we'll have to punt to the runtime system.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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