conk


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conk 1

 (kŏngk) Slang
n.
1.
a. The head.
b. A blow, especially on the head.
2. Chiefly British The human nose.
v. conked, conk·ing, conks
v.tr.
To hit, especially on the head.
v.intr.
1. To stop functioning; fail: The engine conked out on the final lap.
2. To fall asleep, especially suddenly or heavily: conked out on the couch watching television.
3. To pass out; faint.
4. To die.

[Perhaps variant of conch. N., sense 1b, and v., probably of imitative origin.]

conk 2

 (kŏngk)
n.
A hard, shelflike, spore-bearing structure of certain wood-decaying fungi, found on stumps, logs, or trees.

[Perhaps alteration of conch.]

conk 3

 (kŏngk)
n.
A hairstyle in which the hair is straightened, usually by chemical means. Also called process1.
tr.v. conked, conk·ing, conks
To straighten (tightly curled hair) usually by chemical means.

[Perhaps alteration of congolene, substance for straightening hair.]

conk

(kɒŋk)
vb
to strike (someone) a blow, esp on the head or nose
n
1. a punch or blow, esp on the head or nose
2. the head or (esp Brit and NZ) the nose
[C19: probably changed from conch]

conk1

(kɒŋk, kɔŋk)
Slang.
v.t.
1. to hit on the head.
2. the head.
3. a blow on the head.
[1805–15; of obscure orig.]

conk2

(kɒŋk, kɔŋk)
Slang.
v.i.
1. to break down or fail, as a machine or engine (often fol. by out).
2. to slow down or stop; lose energy (often fol. by out).
3. to go to sleep (usu. fol. by off or out).
4. to lose consciousness; faint (usu. fol. by out).
5. to die.
[1915–20; perhaps of imitative orig.]

conk3

(kɒŋk, kɔŋk)

n.
the shelflike fruiting body of certain wood-decaying fungi; bracket.
[1850–55, Amer.; of obscure orig.]

conk4

(kɒŋk, kɔŋk)

n. Also called process.
1. a method of chemically straightening the hair.
2. a hairstyle in which the hair is chemically straightened and sometimes set into waves.
v.t.
3. to straighten (hair) by the use of chemicals; process.
[probably shortening and alter. of congolene, alleged to be the name of a hair straightener made from Congo copal]

conk


Past participle: conked
Gerund: conking

Imperative
conk
conk
Present
I conk
you conk
he/she/it conks
we conk
you conk
they conk
Preterite
I conked
you conked
he/she/it conked
we conked
you conked
they conked
Present Continuous
I am conking
you are conking
he/she/it is conking
we are conking
you are conking
they are conking
Present Perfect
I have conked
you have conked
he/she/it has conked
we have conked
you have conked
they have conked
Past Continuous
I was conking
you were conking
he/she/it was conking
we were conking
you were conking
they were conking
Past Perfect
I had conked
you had conked
he/she/it had conked
we had conked
you had conked
they had conked
Future
I will conk
you will conk
he/she/it will conk
we will conk
you will conk
they will conk
Future Perfect
I will have conked
you will have conked
he/she/it will have conked
we will have conked
you will have conked
they will have conked
Future Continuous
I will be conking
you will be conking
he/she/it will be conking
we will be conking
you will be conking
they will be conking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been conking
you have been conking
he/she/it has been conking
we have been conking
you have been conking
they have been conking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been conking
you will have been conking
he/she/it will have been conking
we will have been conking
you will have been conking
they will have been conking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been conking
you had been conking
he/she/it had been conking
we had been conking
you had been conking
they had been conking
Conditional
I would conk
you would conk
he/she/it would conk
we would conk
you would conk
they would conk
Past Conditional
I would have conked
you would have conked
he/she/it would have conked
we would have conked
you would have conked
they would have conked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conk - informal term for the nose
nose, olfactory organ - the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals; "he has a cold in the nose"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Verb1.conk - come to a stop; "The car stalled in the driveway"
driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
stop, halt - come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
2.conk - hit, especially on the head; "The stranger conked him and he fainted"
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
3.conk - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain lifeconk - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
abort - cease development, die, and be aborted; "an aborting fetus"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
asphyxiate, stifle, suffocate - be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"
buy it, pip out - be killed or die;
drown - die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating; "The child drowned in the lake"
predecease - die before; die earlier than; "She predeceased her husband"
conk out, go bad, break down, die, fail, give out, give way, break, go - stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
starve, famish - die of food deprivation; "The political prisoners starved to death"; "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"
die - suffer or face the pain of death; "Martyrs may die every day for their faith"
fall - die, as in battle or in a hunt; "Many soldiers fell at Verdun"; "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"; "The shooting victim fell dead"
succumb, yield - be fatally overwhelmed
4.conk - pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
zonk out, pass out, black out - lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example

conk

noun
1. Slang. The uppermost part of the body:
2. Slang. A sudden sharp, powerful stroke:
Informal: bash, biff, bop, clip, wallop.
Slang: belt, paste.
verb
Slang. To deliver a powerful blow to suddenly and sharply:
Informal: biff, bop, clip, wallop.
Slang: belt, paste.
Idioms: let someone have it, sock it to someone.
phrasal verb
conk out
1. Slang. To cease functioning properly:
2. Slang. To suddenly lose all health or strength:
Informal: crack up.
Idiom: give way.
Translations

conk

[kɒŋk] N
1. (Brit) (= nose) → narigón m
2. (= blow) → golpe m
3. (US) (= head) → coco m, cholla f (Mex)
conk out VI + ADV
1. (= break down) → averiarse, fastidiarse, descomponerse (LAm)
2. (= die) → estirar la pata; (= fall asleep) → dormir como un tronco

conk

(inf)
n (esp Brit: = nose) → Zinken m (inf)
vt (= hit)hauen (inf)
References in classic literature ?
1* us frankly commend him for the effort -- if this indeed be a thing conk mendable--but let us forbear praising the epic on the effort's account.
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Summer books should grip you so hard you can't sleep, and if you do manage to conk out, you wake up reaching for your book.
I've just bought LED bulbs for our kitchen and apparently I'll conk out before them, and they also use a lot less electricity.
The camps will be directed by former Canyon girls volleyball coach Dean Conk, now a coach with the SCAC Volleyball Club.
And the Sunderland striker's black Cadillac Escalade 4x4 just had to conk out at Newcastle's Tyne Bridge.
On Monday night, Sanchez, Canyon coach Dean Conk and La Canada coach Ted Grissom sat together at a Cal State Northridge women's volleyball match (Saugus coach Bobbie Estes also was there but sat elsewhere).
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Be on time: Canyon players learned Saturday when coach Dean Conk says the bus is leaving at 6 a.