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."

Definitions of conk
  1. verb
    hit, especially on the head
    “The stranger conked him and he fainted”
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    type of:
    deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
  2. verb
    pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
    synonyms: faint, pass out, swoon
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    black out, pass out, zonk out
    lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example
  3. verb
    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
    suffer or face the pain of death
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    be born
    come into existence through birth
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    cease development, die, and be aborted
    asphyxiate, stifle, suffocate
    be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen
    buy it, pip out
    be killed or die;
    die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating
    die before; die earlier than
    famish, starve
    die of food deprivation
    die, as in battle or in a hunt
    succumb, yield
    be fatally overwhelmed
    die from strangulation
    type of:
    change state, turn
    undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
  4. verb
    come to a stop
    synonyms: stall
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    type of:
    halt, stop
    come to a halt, stop moving
  5. noun
    informal term for the nose
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    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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