Definition of cold-cock in English:

cold-cock

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verb

[with object] North American informal
  • Knock (someone) out, typically with a blow to the head.
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    • He returned them and nearly cold-cocked me, knocked me on my ass, just about knocked me out.
    • After a brief but intense struggle, he cold-cocked me, knocking some sense back into me.
    • But Woodson arrived on time to deliver a blow to Jackson and clearly got his head out of the way, cold-cocking Jackson with his shoulder.

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