Definition of punch-drunk in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpənCHˌdrəNGk/


Stupefied by or as if by a series of heavy blows to the head.
Example sentences
  • All that changed in 1918 when, like two punch-drunk boxers, the belligerents began finally to land blows which had effect.
  • This looks to be one more blow to an increasingly punch-drunk asset-backed securities marketplace, as well as a significant escalation of the bursting of the consumer debt Bubble.
  • The visiting pack were in awesome form, consistently making ground at the edges of the rucks and gradually wearing down the home eight, who by the end resembled a bunch of bedraggled and punch-drunk boxers.

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Syllabification: punch-drunk

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