cold-cock

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cold′-cock′

or cold′cock′,



v.t. Slang.
to knock (someone) unconscious.
[1925–30]
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The liberal-left website TPM (Talking Points Memo) headline was more incendiary: "Trump Supporter Cold-Cocks 69-Year-Old Protester Outside Rally.
In this case, the bad boys might not have all the fun, but they do class up the joint, in part because the cops tend to blend together, at least initially, while being saddled with familiar themes, like the newbie who's bound to be tempted and the tough guy (Austin Stowell) who cold-cocks his own well-connected dad (Timothy Hutton) for beating his mother.
His real name is Athol, but he cold-cocks anybody who calls him that.
Bauer gratuitously cold-cocks Alda with his gun butt, does a tuck-and-roll, then lurches into the green room, where Laurie sips a cup of tea.
It's worth the purchase price alone for Raiders of the Lost Ark, in which sexy Karen Allen drinks men under the table, gambles, wields a machine gun and cold-cocks Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford).
He even cold-cocks one in the animated opening credits.