from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Showing signs of brain damage caused by repeated blows to the head. Used especially of a boxer.
- adj. Behaving in a bewildered, confused, or dazed manner.
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- adj. Alternative spelling of punch drunk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. dazed from or as if from repeated blows
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This wicked, sexy Irishman made her feel punch-drunk.
In those days everyone but Gene was exhausted—sometimes punch-drunk on three hours of sleep a night, nodding off on the subway coming home from Lenox Hill or staggering bleary-eyed in clogs and scrubs from Beth Israel or CFC.
The first brutal set of Andy Murray v Novak Djokovic had left me punch-drunk, and somewhere in the second I'd forgotten how to breathe.
Something about that anger got through the punch-drunk fuzz inside my head.
They went a goal up early on courtesy of the outstanding Keith Andrews and plundered three more against tiring and increasingly punch-drunk opposition.
Arsenal were holding for the final bell, like the punch-drunk boxer, when Sidwell, who had also returned to Fulham's starting XI, headed home from close-range.
If the Worst Happens: If your dog starts stumbling like a punch-drunk fighter or seems dazed and confused, death could be near.
The UAW's out-of-touch leadership is so punch-drunk from the 2008 collapse of the U.S. auto industry that it has lost touch not only with what is good for the American economy as a whole, but with what is good for rank-and-file auto workers.
Since then, the dollar has taken more blows than a punch-drunk fighter but there is always someone such as Mr. Feldstein to assure us that this is a good thing.
CNN outdid everyone else last night with hours of frantic, high-tech whiz-banging over an evening that eventually became chaotic and punch-drunk.