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punch-drunk definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: dazed from or as if from repeated blows; "knocked silly by the impact"; "slaphappy with exhaustion" [syn: punch- drunk, silly, slaphappy]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: 2punch Date: 1918 1. suffering cerebral injury usually from many minute brain hemorrhages that is a result of repeated head blows received in boxing and is typically marked by mental confusion, incoordination, and slurred speech 2. behaving as if punch-drunk ; dazed, confused

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also punch drunk 1. A punch-drunk boxer shows signs of brain damage, for example by being unsteady and unable to think clearly, after being hit too often on the head. ADJ: usu ADJ n 2. If you say that someone is punch-drunk, you mean that they are very tired or confused, for example because they have been working too hard. He was punch-drunk with fatigue and depressed by the rain. ADJ: usu v-link ADJ



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