Definition of zonk in English:

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zonk

Pronunciation: /zɒŋk/
informal

verb

1 [with object] Hit or strike: Charley really zonked me
More example sentences
  • Short commented that he was seriously considering giving up competing in elite tournaments, as they were ‘zonking his brain.’
  • She zonked me again on the head with this hairbrush.
2Fall or cause to fall suddenly and heavily asleep or lose consciousness: [no object]: I always just zonk out and sleep straight through
More example sentences
  • And on Friday it was a welcome time for me to zonk out!
  • I just gotta read over some of the stuff coz when I'm writing it I sometimes zonk out.
  • You wake up early or zonk out unconscious for hours.

Origin

1940s: imitative.

Words that rhyme with zonk

bonk, clonk, conk, cronk, honk, Leblanc, pétanque, plonk, tronc

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