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n. pl. kay·os Sports
A knockout in boxing.
tr.v. kay·oed, kay·o·ing, kay·os
1. Sports To knock out.
2. Slang To put out of commission.
[Pronunciation of KO.]
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n, pl kayos
(Boxing) boxing another term for knockout1
vb, kayoes, kayos, kayoing or kayoed
(Boxing) boxing another term for knock out. See knockout7
[C20: from the initial letters of knock out]
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KO(n. ˈkeɪˈoʊ, ˈkeɪˌoʊ; v. ˈkeɪˈoʊ)
n., pl. KOs or KO's, n.
1. a knockout in boxing.v.t.
2. to knock unconscious in boxing; knock out.Often, K.O., k.o.
[1920–25; initial letters of knock out]
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Past participle: kayoed
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|Noun||1.||kayo - a blow that renders the opponent unconscious|
technical knockout, TKO - a knockout declared by the referee who judges one boxer unable to continue
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
|Verb||1.||kayo - knock unconscious or senseless; "the boxing champion knocked out his opponent in a few seconds"|
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