bonk

verb
\ˈbäŋk, ˈbȯŋk\
bonked; bonking; bonks

Definition of bonk 

1 transitive informal : hit Johnson isn't the only one who has noticed the glut of acorns this fall. Walkers are getting bonked on the head, and cars are getting pelted by the falling nuts.— Lori Stabile

2 intransitive informal : to experience sudden, severe fatigue during strenuous activity Two hours into the ride, you encounter a sudden loss of energy that leaves you weak, dizzy and nauseated. You've hit the wall, or "bonked."— Sharon Cohen

3 transitive chiefly British, informal : to have sexual intercourse with (someone) … just another middle-aged white guy writing about the women he's bonked.— John Powers

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Examples of bonk in a Sentence

He bonked him on the head. The golf ball bonked the hood of the car.

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Cars crash and characters are repeatedly bonked on the head, every brutality erupting on a canvas that’s studiously devoid of affect. Jeannette Catsoulis, miamiherald, "In ‘Have a Nice Day,’ a follow-the-money tale in China | Miami Herald," 14 Feb. 2018 Desisa bonked in the time trial and finished with a time of 2:14:10. Chris Chavez, SI.com, "Previewing the 2018 Boston Marathon: Four Elite Women Vie to End U.S. Drought," 12 Apr. 2018 Cars crash and characters are repeatedly bonked on the head, every brutality erupting on a canvas that’s studiously devoid of affect. Jeannette Catsoulis, miamiherald, "In ‘Have a Nice Day,’ a follow-the-money tale in China | Miami Herald," 14 Feb. 2018 That’s because an athlete can bonk once muscle glycogen (carb stores) reaches a certain low level or becomes depleted. Sara Angle, Outside Online, "An Athlete's Guide to #Trending Diets," 20 Mar. 2018 Cars crash and characters are repeatedly bonked on the head, every brutality erupting on a canvas that’s studiously devoid of affect. Jeannette Catsoulis, miamiherald, "In ‘Have a Nice Day,’ a follow-the-money tale in China | Miami Herald," 14 Feb. 2018 Cars crash and characters are repeatedly bonked on the head, every brutality erupting on a canvas that’s studiously devoid of affect. Jeannette Catsoulis, miamiherald, "In ‘Have a Nice Day,’ a follow-the-money tale in China | Miami Herald," 14 Feb. 2018 Cars crash and characters are repeatedly bonked on the head, every brutality erupting on a canvas that’s studiously devoid of affect. Jeannette Catsoulis, miamiherald, "In ‘Have a Nice Day,’ a follow-the-money tale in China | Miami Herald," 14 Feb. 2018 Cars crash and characters are repeatedly bonked on the head, every brutality erupting on a canvas that’s studiously devoid of affect. Jeannette Catsoulis, miamiherald, "In ‘Have a Nice Day,’ a follow-the-money tale in China | Miami Herald," 14 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of bonk

1936, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bonk

imitative

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bonk

verb

English Language Learners Definition of bonk

: to hit (someone or something)

: to have sexual intercourse with (someone)

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