zonk

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Related to zonking: zonked out

zonk

 (zôngk, zŏngk)
v. zonked, zonk·ing, zonks Slang
v.tr.
1. To cause to be asleep. Often used with out: My roommate was zonked out on the couch.
2. To stupefy or intoxicate with drugs or alcohol: "zonk their patients with tranquilizers" (Psychology Today).
v.intr.
1. To go to sleep or be asleep. Often used with out.
2. To become intoxicated with drugs or alcohol.

[Origin unknown.]

zonk

(zɒŋk)
vb (tr)
to strike resoundingly or hit heavily

zonk

(zɒŋk, zɔŋk)
Slang. v.i.
1. to become stupefied or unconscious from alcohol or drugs; pass out.
2. to become exhausted or fall asleep from fatigue.
v.t.
3. to stupefy, sedate, or intoxicate.
4. to strike suddenly; knock out.
(often fol. by out)(often fol. by out)
[1945–50; of expressive orig.; -onk perhaps copies conk2]
Translations
schijtkaart
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That way your body will get into the habit of zonking out as soon as your head hits the pillow.
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