1. to hit, esp. on the nose or head, to knock out.
|Boxiana III 338: Spring however conked his opponent, when they closed.|
|Derby Dly Teleg. 7 Apr. 3/3: Schoolboy slang [...] to hit — bash, conk.|
|Red Wind (1946) 112: If I didn’t get conked out of hand, I might learn who was who.‘Blackmailers Don’t Shoot’|
|One Way Ticket 73: The steam gauge is over there, and the first time you let the steam drop or the water get outa sight I’ll konk ya with this monkey wrench.|
|Ups and Downs of Newsy Wapps Bk 1 31: I squirm and wriggle and fuss and she ‘Kunks’ me in my head.|
|Really the Blues 70: Mac would conk the ugly customers on the top and carry them outside.|
|On the Road (The Orig. Scroll) (2007) 180: I don’t like that fairy at the bar [...] I think I’ll get up and conk him.|
|Honest Rainmaker (1991) 114: I am lucky that he did not konk me with the cane.|
|Last Exit to Brooklyn (1966) 73: She relaxed and gave it thought. Cant konk im here.|
|Public Burning (1979) 271: The b-girl retaliates by conking him over the head with another beer bottle.|
|Summer Lightning 85: Stan still yu jumbo-head bwoy or a konk yu till yu fenny.‘The Boy Who Loved Ice Cream’|
|Rivethead (1992) 111: I wondered what approach he might have taken had it been his own grandmother konked silly and heaped on the Rivet Line floor.|
|From Bondage 281: The newspapers were just as full today as they were when he was conked on the bean with newspaper bludgeons.|
|Plainclothes Naked (2002) 106: No doubt he’d just as soon have conked an old lady for her pin money.|
|Crime Factory: Hard Labour [ebook] I’m not surprised my quarry nutted me out first, tiptoed up behind me and conked me on the skull.‘Dread Fellow Churls’ in|
2. (US) to kill.
|Flying Fighter 334: Conked. A new word which is taken from the Russian language and which means stopped or killed.|
|Double-Action Gang June [Internet] ‘Luck?’ ‘Uhuh. Number ten conked,’ Benny reported.‘Revolt of the Damned’ in|
|Ten Detective Aces Dec. [Internet] You haven’t had a client since Cain conked Abel.‘Fifty-Grand Funeral’ in|
|Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye in Four Novels (1983) 105: He was yellow. That’s what caused him to get conked.|
3. in fig. use, i.e. to burden with, to assail.
|Charleston (WV) Daily Mail 2 Sept. 6/5: Me schmaltzy gabber couldn’t red a Chicago piano rap, so the D.A. conks me with a whole mag.|
4. see conk (out) v.
1. to kill.
|in Destination Tokyo [film script] If we got conked off, do you think we’d see our folks in the hereafter [HDAS].|
2. to fall asleep, to sleep.
|in Calif. Folklore Quarterly 387: Whoever knocks off work in order to rest or sleep conks out, conks off, caulks off or flakes out.|
|I, Mobster 88: You been conking off for eight hours nearly.|
3. to stop work, to skive.
4. to die.
|Lonely Londoners 117: Moses [...] frighten like hell that the woman might conk off on his hands.|
|Valley of the Dolls 395: He thought she’d conk off in a few years.|
see separate entry.