knocked out


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knocked out

 
1. Lit. unconscious. The losing boxer lay on the canvas, knocked out.
2. Fig. exhausted. We were all knocked out at the end of the day. I'm knocked out after just a little bit of work.
3. Fig. overwhelmed. We were just knocked out when we heard your news. Were we surprised? We were knocked out—elated!
4. Fig. intoxicated. They were all knocked out by midnight. Gary was knocked out when we dropped by, so we tried to sober him up.
See also: knock, out

knocked out

1. mod. exhausted. We were all knocked out at the end of the day.
2. mod. overwhelmed. We were just knocked out when we heard your news.
3. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. They were all knocked out by midnight.
See also: knock, out
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