punch-drunk Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “punch-drunk” in the English Dictionary

"punch-drunk" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈpʌntʃ.drʌŋk/

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 ​hitrepeatedly on the ​head.

punch-drunk adjective (TIRED)

tired and ​confused, ​especially after ​dealing with a ​difficultsituation
(Definition of punch-drunk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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