To cause to be asleep. Often used with out .
My roommate was zonked out on the couch.
To stupefy or intoxicate with drugs or alcohol.
To go to sleep or be asleep. Often used with out.
To become intoxicated with drugs or alcohol.
To strike, beat, hit, stun, etc.
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.
(slang) A feeling of a drug taking hold.
- To lose consciousness or fall asleep from exhaustion, intoxication, etc.
- To knock out, stun, etc.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of zonk
- Origin unknown
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 1960s. Unknown origin, likely imitative.