conked (out) adj.
1. usu. of a machine or engine, broken, no longer working.
|‘I Want a G-Nôme’ in Airman’s Song Book (1945) 26: Give me the spluttering, conking G-nôme.|
|Mr Standfast (1930) 606: Archie passed back a slip of paper on which he had scribbled: ‘Engine conked. Must land at Micklegill. Very sorry.’.|
|(con. WWI) Soldier and Sailor Words 138: Konked (Konked Out): An Air Force term used of an aeroplane engine stopped working [...] a general expression meaning ‘knocked out’, dead.|
|Decade 310: Too bad the giants are gone. Conked out, dead and buried, or selling shoe-laces.|
|Theatre One 19: Your nerves is just conked in.Street-Women in Gray|
2. in ext. or fig. use, of a person, collapsed, asleep, dead.
|Deadly Streets (1983) 130: Is he conked?‘With a Knife in her Hand’ in|
|There Must Be a Pony! 70: The dogs were conked out in the trophy room.|
|Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1969) 84: One moment all conked out, but with her eyes open, staring.|
|(con. 1945) Tattoo (1977) 357: He [...] hurried to where Pete lay like a conked supplicant before a cross.|
|Dead Zone (1980) 101: The patient was completely conked out.|
|Scotland on Sunday mag. 7 Nov. 17: If I didn’t take heroin, I would be on the floor conked out with the skitters, shaking, being sick, hot and cold sweats.|
|Life 403: Everyone else is conked out on the floor.|