Definition of zonked in English:



  • 1Under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

    ‘the others got zonked on acid’
    • ‘I swear I spent a large portion of those years totally zonked out of my head.’
    • ‘When we place a personal ad, it will read: ‘Two much-maligned middle-aged artistic gents seek silent sublime zonked youngsters for eating out.’’
    • ‘The Bloor syncs up The Wizard of Oz to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon in what has become a cult favourite for zonked hippies.’
    • ‘Steve Coogan is simply amazing as the zonked and dreamy man who put Manchester back on the map for a few extraordinary years and oversaw the shift from Punk to Ecstasy Culture and Dance music.’
    • ‘LCD is a one-man entertainment troupe that suggests a zonked universe where Brian Eno, Steve Albini and Giorgio Moroder are soul brothers.’
    • ‘The two of us were sitting around zonked, just staring out at the sea.’
    • ‘Curious, he decided to do a little experiment: how much of Sahara's guard was up when she was completely zonked?’
    • ‘I was fully in character, except for the non-pleated slacks and the fact that, once again, I was zonked on great weed.’
    • ‘My boss is going to be so happy when I show up white-faced, zonked on medication, and with pain lines in my face!’
    • ‘The young pilots of Galactica's battleship fleet are perpetually zonked on uppers.’
    intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin
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    1. 1.1 Exhausted; tired out.
      ‘we hit the sack, zonked out’
      • ‘So either I'm adapting to this constantly changing lifestyle, or I'm just zonked…’
      • ‘Moore deplores the madness we live daily but are too busy or too zonked to notice.’
      • ‘The three of us are spending almost all of our time zonked out in bed.’
      • ‘Right now, I'm really quite zonked and I think it's time for bed.’
      • ‘I'm pretty zonked and I could use some rest, especially if I'm going to get to the gym tomorrow.’
      • ‘Dolly was fast asleep at my feet, Harry equally zonked, wedged into the small of my back.’
      • ‘Mums think their baby is zonked and rush them off to bed, but they're just digesting their food.’
      • ‘Friday night dinner at L&S's, where we were all pretty zonked.’
      • ‘I lay there, zonked, in the sun, until breakfast was ready.’
      • ‘I was pretty zonked around that point, so I finally got in the car and pointed it towards home.’
      • ‘Now it's ten to twelve and I'm feeling pretty zonked.’
      • ‘I know I was pretty zonked from not getting enough sleep the night before - my hips don't deal well with sleeping on the floor, it seems.’
      • ‘Lunch on Saturday was fun, and D stayed around a little afterwards, but I was so zonked after a week of getting to Battersea for 9am, that he went home.’
      • ‘Two hours later the kids were zonked out and Tanya and I were talking on the couches in the front room.’
      • ‘Sean sprawled out across the rear seat right after their meal; he was still zonked.’
      • ‘That will either mean I have a quiet day because she'll be zonked or she'll be on a tear.’
      • ‘It was about 2 by the time we left, and we were both pretty zonked.’
      • ‘It was the first time I noticed that Jay was looking more tired and zonked than I figured I did.’
      • ‘I still feel pretty zonked, as it would appear I am coming down with another random illness (make the bad man stop!’
      • ‘Anyway, after I got home, had a long phone call with a friend, and went to bed zonked, I had trouble sleeping.’
      • ‘I'm also pretty zonked and wishing I could just lie down and sleep, but that's business as usual for me.’
      exhausted, tired, tired out, worn out, weary, fatigued, spent, drained, enfeebled, enervated, run down
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