conk out

1. stop operating or functioning

The engine finally went


The car died on the road


The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town


The coffee maker broke


The engine failed on the way to town


her eyesight went after the accident

fail, ↑go bad, ↑give way, ↑die, ↑give out, ↑go, ↑break, ↑break down
Derivationally related forms: ↑breakdown (for: ↑break down), ↑breakable (for: ↑break), ↑failure (for: ↑fail)
Hypernyms: ↑change
Verb Group:
Verb Frames:

Something ——s


These cars won't conk out

2. use up all one's strength and energy and stop working

At the end of the march, I pooped out

Syn: ↑poop out, ↑peter out, ↑run down, ↑run out
Hypernyms: ↑tire, ↑pall, ↑weary, ↑fatigue, ↑jade
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • conk|out — «KONGK OWT», noun. U.S. Informal. a breakdown: »an engine conkout …   Useful english dictionary

  • conk out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms conk out : present tense I/you/we/they conk out he/she/it conks out present participle conking out past tense conked out past participle conked out informal 1) to suddenly stop working 2) to go to sleep,… …   English dictionary

  • conk out — 1. in. [for someone] to collapse. □ I was so tired I just went home and conked out. □ I was afraid I would conk out while I was driving. 2. in. [for something] to break down; to quit running. □ My car conked out finally …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • conk out — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb 1. Slang. To cease functioning properly: break down, fail, give out. See THRIVE. 2. Slang. To suddenly lose all health or strength: break (down), cave in, collapse, crack, drop, give out, succumb. Informal: crack up …   English dictionary for students

  • conk out — informal 1》 (of a machine) break down. → conk …   English new terms dictionary

  • conk out — Synonyms and related words: be done for, be no more, break, break down, cave in, cease, collapse, come apart, come to naught, come to nothing, come unstuck, crumble, decline, die, disappear, disintegrate, droop, drop, end, expire, fade, fade away …   Moby Thesaurus

  • conk out — verb a) To fall fast asleep; to sleep soundly. He wasnt there, just the dog, conked out on the porch. b) To stop functioning. The old car conked out half way up the hill …   Wiktionary

  • conk out — PHRASAL VERB If something such as a machine or a vehicle conks out, it stops working or breaks down. [INFORMAL] [V P] Sometimes the dynamo which provided the electricity conked out and the castle was plunged into darkness …   English dictionary

  • conk out — (Informal) fall asleep; cease to function; run out of energy or fuel; faint, pass out; die …   English contemporary dictionary

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