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coldcock

To strike someone, knocking them down and, possibly, rendering them unconscious. The burglar would have escaped too, had a passerby not coldcocked him. Everyone was stunned when that scrawny nerd coldcocked the bully.

coldcock someone

to knock someone unconscious. He hit him once and looks like he coldcocked him. She cold-cocked him with her walking stick.

coldcock

tv. to knock someone out. The clerk coldcocked the would-be robber with a champagne bottle.
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However, in the last few years I have had occasion to put down the Mason Dots and pause as my fellow wonderful people wrenched me out of my fantasy world and coldcocked me with a group reaction.
Still, she claims she got off easy, learning early to find ways to avoid her father's anger, and she says the girls had it better than the boys: "He never coldcocked us."