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punch-drunk

adjective uk   /ˈpʌntʃ.drʌŋk/ us  

punch-drunk adjective (INJURED)

If a boxer is punch-drunk, he behaves in a way that suggests his brain has been damaged as a result of being hit repeatedly on the head.

punch-drunk adjective (TIRED)

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