zonk definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Slang to strike, beat, hit, stun, etc.
Slang to lose consciousness, fail to function, etc.
- used to suggest the sound of a sudden impact
- used figuratively to suggest the force or effect of a sudden impact, change, etc.
zonk definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
verb zonked, zonk·ing, zonks Slang verb, transitive
- To stupefy; stun.
- To intoxicate with drugs or alcohol: “zonk their patients with tranquilizers” (Psychology Today).
To become intoxicated with drugs or alcohol.
Origin: Origin unknown.
zonk - Phrases/Idioms
- to lose consciousness or fall asleep from exhaustion, intoxication, etc.
- to knock out, stun, etc.