conk

If you conk someone, you bang them on the head. You can also conk your own head on a low-hanging light fixture or cabinet door.

Conk is an informal way to say "hit" or "bang," especially when it's someone's head bumping into something. You can also conk out, or collapse from exhaustion — and your motorcycle can also conk out, when it breaks down. Originally, conk meant "punch in the nose," from 19th century slang for "nose," conk. Later, the word became World War I military slang, for the sound a stalling plane engine makes when it "conks out."

Primary Meanings of conk

1.
v
hit, especially on the head
2.
v
pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
3.
v
come to a stop
4.
n
informal term for the nose
Full Definitions of conk
1

v hit, especially on the head

“The stranger conked him and he fainted”
Type of:
hit
deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
2

v pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain

Synonyms:
faint, pass out, swoon
Type of:
black out, pass out, zonk out
lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example

v pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

Synonyms:
buy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it
break, break down, conk out, die, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad
stop operating or functioning
die
suffer or face the pain of death
Antonyms:
be born
come into existence through birth
Types:
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abort
cease development, die, and be aborted
asphyxiate, stifle, suffocate
be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen
buy it, pip out
be killed or die;
drown
die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating
predecease
die before; die earlier than
famish, starve
die of food deprivation
fall
die, as in battle or in a hunt
succumb, yield
be fatally overwhelmed
strangle
die from strangulation
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
3

v come to a stop

Synonyms:
stall
Type of:
halt, stop
come to a halt, stop moving
4

n informal term for the nose

Type of:
nose, olfactory organ
the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals

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