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conk 1(kŏngk) Slang
a. The head.
b. A blow, especially on the head.
2. Chiefly British The human nose.
v. conked, conk·ing, conks
To hit, especially on the head.
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.]
A hard, shelflike, spore-bearing structure of certain wood-decaying fungi, found on stumps, logs, or trees.
[Perhaps alteration of conch.]
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.]
to strike (someone) a blow, esp on the head or nose
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]
1. to hit on the head.
2. the head.
3. a blow on the head.
[1805–15; of obscure orig.]
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.]
the shelflike fruiting body of certain wood-decaying fungi; bracket.
[1850–55, Amer.; of obscure orig.]
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]
Past participle: conked
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|Noun||1.||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
|Verb||1.||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
|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 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"|
croak, decease, die, drop dead, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, give-up the ghost, kick the bucket, pass away, perish, snuff it, expire, pop off, exit, choke, go, pass
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"
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"
|4.||conk - pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain|
1. Slang. The uppermost part of the body: