[ zongk, zawngk ]
/ zɒŋk, zɔŋk /
verb (used without object) (often followed by out)
to become unconscious from alcohol or narcotic drugs; pass out.
to fall soundly asleep or relax completely: I've got to go home and zonk out.
verb (used with object)
to stupefy, as by alcohol or narcotic drugs.
to sedate or anesthetize: If the pain gets too bad the doctors will zonk you.
to strike or defeat soundly; knock out; clobber.
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Origin of zonk
First recorded in 1945–50; of expressive origin; -onk perhaps copies conk2
Words nearby zonk
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