from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Slang To knock (another) unconscious.
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- v. To strike someone so forcefully that they are rendered unconscious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to to knock to the ground with force.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. knock down with force
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Self-styled tough-guy supporters were always urging Obama to coldcock someone.
The YouTubed Stahl seems to have mellowed a bit, pensive and steely-eyed instead of steely-eyed and ready to coldcock a nun.
Kennedy's "hypothetical," which got so much attention from the slow Justice Mr. Souter, is such a perfect example of muddled disputation by the Court because of its preposterous self-contradictions that I am surprised Justice Scalia didn't get up and just coldcock the turkey right there on the spot.
Just once I'd like to see Colmes lose his temper, jump out of his chair, and coldcock Hannity with a right cross -- that's assuming Colmes knows how to make a fist, of course.
That cop on CM'er action was a pieplate-inspired coldcock.
Mal would probably win because he would confuse Jayne, then coldcock (looks at John) him.
The nature of his coldcock was that his fist, the size of a small toaster, smashed me right on the nose.
Brass moved toward Culpepper, fist poised to coldcock him; but Grissom stepped between them.
He may have to coldcock him and drag him out, he added.
Napoleon had the grace to coldcock the Holy Roman Empire, but look at those so-called Christian-Democratic parties currently in power all over Europe: whenever a Christian-Democrat takes office, you know that the Vatican has recaptured another hunk of territory.