Definition of bonk in English:


Syllabification: bonk
Pronunciation: /bäNGk


1 [with object] Knock or hit (something) so as to cause a reverberating sound: he bonked his head on the plane’s low bulkhead
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  • On the first landing she attempts to stand, but one leg is an unhelpful position, and she bonks her head on the landing.
  • When Evan tries to mount his trusty steed, he bonks his superhero-sized chin on the saddle.
  • ‘Naw,’ he replied smiling fondly and bonking her on the head with his book, ‘My mom drove me today.’
2 [with object] Have sexual intercourse with (someone).
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  • But that does not mean the bike sheds are crawling with nubile adolescents bonking like bunnies, or that those highly sexually experienced teenagers are typical.
  • The World Health Organization estimates that for every minute that passes, 83,000 couples round the world are bonking.
  • I'll show you mine if you show me yours… that is, I'll tell you which star I'd like to sleep with if you'll tell me who you'd like to bonk.
3 [no object] (Of a cyclist or runner) reach a point of exhaustion that makes one unable to go further: I bonked and couldn’t pedal another stroke
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  • Gerosa is now letting a gap open up at the back of the break… could he be bonking?
  • He bonked over the next ascent, losing more than a minute, and the overall leader's mantle, to The Falcon.
  • This year I threw time away in the Pyrenees when I bonked.


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1An act of knocking or hitting something that causes a reverberating sound: give it a bonk with a hammer
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  • And yet he runs off stage in tears when he gets a little bonk from a Volvic bottle?
  • If an actor looks like a wimp, it's not going to be believable for him to slam down the other character, but a bonk to the eyes might work instead.
  • The next thing Ayaki heard was a small bonk and an ‘ouch’ afterwards.
2An act of sexual intercourse.
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  • A self-absorbed advertising type, gives up his Christmas airplane seat to a family man so he can stay behind for a bonk.
  • Last year I went back to Kynance with my beloved fiancée, and we thanked my guardian angel by having a delightful bonk on a cliff.
  • At least Sex in the City ended with a good bonk, which provided a raucous end to another lacklustre last show.
3 (the bonk) A level of exhaustion that makes a cyclist or runner unable to go further: we had the bonk when we were saddle sore
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  • It also means that you need to keep the carbohydrates coming in throughout the race as the bonk will occur sooner than at sea level.
  • This additional carbohydrate fuel will prolong the time to the bonk.
  • As the miles rack up the body starts to feel fatigued, the mind starts to not be quite as sharp, but I wasn't feeling the bonk and could have gone on for more.


1930s: imitative.

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