cold-cock


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cold′-cock′

or cold′cock′,



v.t. Slang.
to knock (someone) unconscious.
[1925–30]
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He claims he picked up a gun intending to "cold-cock" him but the gun accidentally discharged.
In a subsequent interview with TV station WLOS, Teeter back-pedaled, suggesting that perhaps Campbell didn't "cold-cock" her.
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Moore told police the conversation grew heated and he picked up the gun to "cold-cock" his cousin across the face to quiet him down, but the gun fired.
Watching Shawn cold-cock his Fagin's gang, Harvey recognizes that Shawn is a talented fighter and--imagine the coincidence--Harvey is connected to an underground, bare-knuckle fighting network that involves Wall Street knuckleheads, Korean transvestites, Tong warlords, designer-knockoff merchants and Bronx bodega owners.
Simms doesn't believe the weather will cold-cock the Chargers because they play a physical style conducive to playing well in cold weather.
Bregoli told TMZ she punched the woman because she put her hands on her mother's throat and then "cold-cocked" her in defense.