punch-drunk


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punch-drunk

(pŭnch′drŭngk′)
adj.
1. Showing signs of brain damage caused by repeated blows to the head. Used especially of a boxer.
2. Behaving in a bewildered, confused, or dazed manner.

punch-drunk

adj
1. (Pathology) demonstrating or characteristic of the behaviour of a person who has suffered repeated blows to the head, esp a professional boxer
2. dazed; stupefied

punch′-drunk`



adj.
1. (of a boxer) showing symptoms of cerebral injury, as unsteadiness, slow muscular movement, and dulled thinking capacity, caused by repeated blows to the head.
2. befuddled; dazed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.punch-drunk - dazed from or as if from repeated blows; "knocked silly by the impact"; "slaphappy with exhaustion"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
confused - mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused"

punch-drunk

adjective
1. groggy (informal), confused, reeling, staggering, dazed, unsteady, punchy (informal), in a daze, stupefied, befuddled, woozy (informal), slaphappy (informal), knocked silly a punch-drunk boxer, reeling from too many blows
2. groggy, confused, dazed (informal), in a daze, stupefied, befuddled, woozy (informal) He was punch-drunk from fatigue.
Translations

punch-drunk

[ˈpʌntʃˈdrʌŋk] ADJ (fig) → aturdido
to be punch-drunkestar grogui

punch-drunk

[ˌpʌntʃˈdrʌŋk] adj (Boxing) → groggy (fig) (stupefied) → stordito/a

punch2

(pantʃ) verb
to hit with the fist. He punched him on the nose.
noun
1. a blow with the fist. He gave him a punch.
2. the quality of liveliness in speech, writing etc.
ˈpunch-drunk adjective
(of a boxer) dizzy from being continually hit.
ˈpunch line
the funny sentence or phrase that ends a joke. He always laughs before he gets to the punch line.
ˈpunch-up noun
a fight (using fists).
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