punch in


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punch in

To press the keys of a keyboard in order to enter data.
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With the 4500 model from Kronos we have the ability to freeze employees out of the system so that they cannot punch in or out if they are not on the schedule.
We can't be expected to see every punch in such circumstances - all we can do is try to root out the instigators.
insert their hands, and punch in some flight information, such as airlines and flight numbers.