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zonk American English

Meaning: to hit or punch someone

For example:

  • My sister zonked me right on the nose and it really hurt!

  • My little boy Billy got in trouble at school today for zonking another kid who was calling him names.

Variety: This slang is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Harry zonked the guy he was arguing with, and the guy was shocked because he wasn't expecting to be
  1. persuaded
  2. picked on
  3. punched

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