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conk out

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phrasal verb with conk  us   /kɑŋk, kɔŋk/ verb [T] infml
(of a ​machine or ​engine) to ​stopworking or ​failsuddenly, or (of a ​person) to go to ​sleep: My ​radio conked out again.
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conk out

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phrasal verb with conk uk   /kɒŋk/  us   /kɑːŋk/ verb [T] informal humorous
If ​vehicles and other ​machinesconk out, they ​stopworking or ​failsuddenly: I was just two ​miles from ​home when my ​motorbikeconked out!
to go to ​sleep very ​quickly, or to ​suddenlybecomeunconscious: After a six-hour ​flight and a ​longday of ​meetings, it's not ​surprising you ​conked out.
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