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punt; fourth down and let’s punt

Meaning 1
to kick the ball to the opposing team, usually on the fourth down, when the ball needs to be turned over to the opposing team
Sentence 1
It was fourth down and the Redskins punted.
Meaning 2
no more options; There is nothing more one can do.
Sentence 2
They are not going to sign the contract. Let's punt.