Definition of cold-cock in English:

cold-cock

verb

[WITH OBJECT]North american
informal
  • Knock (someone) out, typically with a blow to the head.

    • ‘He returned them and nearly cold-cocked me, knocked me on my ass, just about knocked me out.’
    • ‘A few seconds after that, Indiana's Jermaine O'Neal roared over and cold-cocked another Pistons fan who was trespassing on the court, hitting him flush in the jaw.’
    • ‘In the frenzy, one man raises his fist and ‘cold-cocks’ Dee Unangst, who suffers a mild concussion.’
    • ‘After a brief but intense struggle, he cold-cocked me, knocking some sense back into me.’
    • ‘But Woodson arrived on time to deliver a blow to Jackson and clearly got his head out of the way, cold-cocking Jackson with his shoulder.’
    • ‘Sarge took the opportunity to cold-cock him with a haymaker-right which sacked him out in the gutter.’
    • ‘Even the NFL doesn't allow this much piling on and yet our hero, the intrepid nice guy Michael, is just supposed to take life's sucker punches like a cold-cocked good sport.’
    • ‘But the franchise thing cold-cocks any possibility of intelligent script - if kids can't mindlessly watch it, how will the toys sell?’
    • ‘Then, Randy swung and cold-cocked Tom from behind, sending his head into the metal lockers.’
    • ‘Now shut up and get some sleep, Major, or I'm going to have to cold-cock you and drag you to your bunk.’
    • ‘Also of interest was his unintentionally cold-cocking the HBO cameraman in his celebrating of his win!’