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punch-drunk

1. Disoriented, confused, or unable to concentrate as a result of one or more heavy blows to the head; suffering the effects of a concussion. Said especially of boxers. That boxer was punch-drunk after being knocked out in the ring—he couldn't even remember his name! You could tell the retired fighter was a bit punch-drunk after taking so many hits over the years.
2. Exhausted or fatigued to the point of disorientation or incoherent thought. I'm feeling a bit punch-drunk after studying for exams for two days straight. Of course he's punch-drunk—he's been driving for 12 hours straight!

punchy

1. Disoriented, confused, or unable to concentrate as a result of one or more heavy blows to the head; suffering the effects of a concussion. Said especially of boxers. That boxer was punchy after being knocked out in the ring—he couldn't even remember his name! You could tell the retired fighter was a bit punchy after taking so many hits over the years.
2. Exhausted or fatigued to the point of disorientation or incoherent thought. I'm feeling a bit punchy after studying for exams for two days straight. Of course he's punchy—he's been driving for 12 hours straight!
3. Forceful; dynamic; very effective and incisive. Your writing is quite nice, but the story could stand to be a bit punchier. She has this punchy way of speaking that always gets people's attention.

punch-drunk

and punchy
mod. unstable; stupid acting; bewildered. (From a term describing a boxer suffering from brain damage.) I feel sort of punch-drunk after a roller coaster ride.

punchy

verb
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