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English noun: conk

1. conk (body) informal term for the nose

Broader (hypernym)nose, olfactory organ

Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

English verb: conk

1. conk (motion) come to a stop

SamplesThe car stalled in the driveway.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)halt, stop

Domain categorydriving

2. conk (contact) hit, especially on the head

SamplesThe stranger conked him and he fainted.

ExamplesSam and Sue conk the movie

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody with something

Broader (hypernym)hit

3. conk (change) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

SamplesShe died from cancer.
The children perished in the fire.
The patient went peacefully.
The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102.

Synonymsbuy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

Narrower (hyponym)abort, asphyxiate, buy it, drown, fall, famish, pip out, predecease, starve, stifle, succumb, suffocate, yield

Verb groupbreak, break down, conk out, die, die, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad

Antonymsbe born

4. conk (body) pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain

Synonymsfaint, pass out, swoon

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)black out, pass out, zonk out

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