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or cold′cock′,

v.t. Slang.
to knock (someone) unconscious.
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Television shows us fights breaking out at a Donald Trump-sponsored gathering, and thugs cold-cocking a protester.
But cold-cocking your girlfriend in a hotel elevator?
Second, after numerous tests with my Taurus PT92, I cannot get the magazine to come more than an inch out when pointed right or left, much less "sail straight out, cold-cocking anyone .
Ronald Reagan burnished his legend by cold-cocking communism and liberating Grenada's oppressed masses.