knock someone cold

knock someone cold
knock (someone) cold
: to cause (someone) to become unconscious

He knocked his opponent cold with one punch.

She was knocked cold [=knocked out] by the collision.

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Main Entry:knock

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  • knock someone out — 1 I hit him and knocked him out: KNOCK UNCONSCIOUS, knock senseless; floor, prostrate; informal lay out, put out cold, KO, kayo. 2 England was knocked out: ELIMINATE, beat, defeat, vanquish, overwhelm …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock someone out — 1) I hit him and knocked him out Syn: knock unconscious, knock senseless; floor, prostrate, put out cold, KO, kayo 2) in the second match, Canada was knocked out Syn: eliminate, beat, defeat, vanquish …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • knock cold — verb knock unconscious or senseless the boxing champion knocked out his opponent in a few seconds • Syn: ↑knock out, ↑kayo • Derivationally related forms: ↑knockout (for: ↑knock out) …   Useful english dictionary

  • cold-cock — cold′ cock′ or cold′cock′ v. t. Slang. cvb sts to knock (someone) unconscious • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • knock out — verb 1. eliminate (Freq. 4) knock out a target • Hypernyms: ↑extinguish, ↑eliminate, ↑get rid of, ↑do away with • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • cold-cock — /kohld kok /, v.t. Slang. to knock (someone) unconscious, as with the fist. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • cold-cock — /kohld kok /, v.t. Slang. to knock (someone) unconscious, as with the fist. [1925 30] …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock the stuffing out of someone — phrase to make someone physically or mentally weak She had a bad cold which really knocked the stuffing out of her. Thesaurus: to cause someone to have an illness or feel illsynonym to make someone feel sad or upsetsynonym Main entry: stuffing …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock — knock1 W3S1 [nɔk US na:k] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(door)¦ 2¦(hit and move something)¦ 3¦(hit somebody hard)¦ 4¦(hit part of your body)¦ 5 knock on doors 6 be knocking on the door 7¦(remove wall)¦ 8 knock a hole in/through something 9¦(criticize)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cold — 1 adjective 1 OBJECTS/SURFACES/LIQUIDS/ROOMS ETC having a low temperature: a blast of cold air | We slept on the cold ground. | feel cold: The office always feels so cold first thing on Monday morning. | ice/stone/freezing cold (=very cold): The… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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