Definition of bonk in English:

bonk

Pronunciation /bäNGk/ /bɑŋk/

Translate bonk into Spanish

verb

informal
  • 1with object Hit or strike (someone or something)

    • ‘he bonked his head on the plane's low bulkhead’
    • ‘On the first landing she attempts to stand, but one leg is an unhelpful position, and she bonks her head on the landing.’
    • ‘When Evan tries to mount his trusty steed, he bonks his superhero-sized chin on the saddle.’
    • ‘‘Naw,’ he replied smiling fondly and bonking her on the head with his book, ‘My mom drove me today.’’
    • ‘The pebble went sailing in the air before bonking him on the head.’
    • ‘He did as told, and ended up bonking her on the head as she came up.’
    • ‘Pierre sat bold upright so quickly that he bonked his head on the floor of the overturned boat.’
    • ‘There's simply no way a fire fell off a shelf and bonked an entire family in the head all at once.’
    • ‘Liz stood on her toes just to bonk him in the head.’
    • ‘Don't lower yourself too quickly, or you'll bonk your head on the ground.’
    • ‘She steps closer to him, wishing she were two feet taller so she could just bonk her fist onto his obnoxiously rectangular head.’
    • ‘He stood, making sure that he wouldn't bonk his head on the ceiling.’
    • ‘If I bonk you on the head and take your wallet, I may damage my soul but I do have your money.’
    • ‘He changed position to free up one of his hands, and then he used the hand to bonk his enemy's head.’
    • ‘Maria jumped up so quickly, Dean's head bonked the ground hard as it fell from her lap.’
    • ‘I usually don't listen until the situation foretold to me comes right up and bonks me on the nose.’
    • ‘That was built at about the time William the Conqueror was bonking Anglo-Saxons on the head.’
    • ‘Keagan nodded vigorously, accidentally bonking his forehead on the other's collarbone.’
    • ‘During the fracas, the prince got bonked on his nose.’
    • ‘She had only walked a few steps, when in the next second, she was flying in the air before her forehead bonked into the whiteboard painfully.’
    • ‘The echoing bonks as they bounced down the concrete stairs was satisfyingly loud.’
  • 2British with object Have sex with (someone)

    • ‘I don't think that bonking the boss is a wise career strategy’
    • ‘But that does not mean the bike sheds are crawling with nubile adolescents bonking like bunnies, or that those highly sexually experienced teenagers are typical.’
    • ‘The World Health Organization estimates that for every minute that passes, 83,000 couples round the world are bonking.’
    • ‘I'll show you mine if you show me yours… that is, I'll tell you which star I'd like to sleep with if you'll tell me who you'd like to bonk.’
    • ‘That was translated into ‘We bonked all night in the back of the Volvo.’’
    • ‘Unfortunately the script gods have decreed that our enigmatic hero has to have someone to bonk.’
    sexual intercourse, intercourse, lovemaking, making love, sex act, sexual relations
  • 3no object (of a cyclist or runner) reach a point of exhaustion that makes it impossible to go further.

    • ‘I bonked and couldn't pedal another stroke’
    • ‘Gerosa is now letting a gap open up at the back of the break… could he be bonking?’
    • ‘He bonked over the next ascent, losing more than a minute, and the overall leader's mantle, to The Falcon.’
    • ‘This year I threw time away in the Pyrenees when I bonked.’
    • ‘And if you bonk on though ascents like these, the efforts taking your toll on your legs may well lessen your downhilling abilities too.’
    • ‘More important, if you bonk on the run or have bike problems, it is much safer to have the wind at your back for the return trip.’
    • ‘Pace lines formed and dissolved as we each tried to find the right pace to make it 26 miles without bonking.’
    • ‘A seven-mile loop on such terrain may take as long as two hours and always leaves one bruised, bloodied, and bonked.’
    • ‘A skinny man, who bonked early and often, crumples onto his back, eyes glazed over in a thousand-yard stare.’
    • ‘Little do we know that at the top of the mountain he has bonked and is lying in the first-aid station, his body limp and shivering.’
    • ‘The new routine never leaves him feeling bonked, but that's not best part.’
    • ‘And when you bonk, they're still on the job, drawing on other energy systems to keep you going.’
    • ‘Then he starts to talk about freeriding, half pipes and barrel bonks and I'm completely lost.’
    • ‘When I started the training, if I pushed myself above, say, 188 beats per minute, I would bonk.’
    • ‘I was brought up watching the painful grimaces of bonking cyclists attempting the inane.’
    • ‘My workouts were going more smoothly, and there was never an instance when I was in the middle of a run and all of a sudden felt the bonking effect.’
    • ‘Every year, walkers are pulled off the course for dehydration and the effects of bonking.’
    • ‘But by the end of the three months, I could go up to 194 beats a minute and not bonk.’
    • ‘Start by dawn and knock off by noon here - and hydrate or bonk.’
    • ‘I usually bring a wee bit of honey with me on rides in case I bonk.’

noun

informal
  • 1An act of knocking or hitting something that causes a reverberating sound.

    • ‘give it a bonk with a hammer’
    • ‘And yet he runs off stage in tears when he gets a little bonk from a Volvic bottle?’
    • ‘If an actor looks like a wimp, it's not going to be believable for him to slam down the other character, but a bonk to the eyes might work instead.’
    • ‘The next thing Ayaki heard was a small bonk and an ‘ouch’ afterwards.’
    • ‘Everything we've learned in the past few years has given us a bonk on the head in terms of speaking directly to individual people.’
    • ‘Napoleon made his exit with the slam of a door and a shower of toy soldiers, one of which hit Talleyrand in the head with an audible bonk.’
    • ‘That director must've had a bonk on the head or no brain at all.’
    • ‘However, every bonk on the head comes in crystal clear, and for this reviewer that's all that matters.’
    • ‘Do people really get amnesia from a bonk on the head?’
    • ‘If I ever meet JJ in person, I’ll be sure to give him a good bonk on the nose.’
    • ‘He then spotted me, and he gave me a bonk on the forehead with the heel of his hand,’
    • ‘Revolutionary soldiers were either given a stick to bite or a bonk on the head so that they'd pass out.’
  • 2British An act or instance of having sex.

    • ‘A self-absorbed advertising type, gives up his Christmas airplane seat to a family man so he can stay behind for a bonk.’
    • ‘Last year I went back to Kynance with my beloved fiancée, and we thanked my guardian angel by having a delightful bonk on a cliff.’
    • ‘At least Sex in the City ended with a good bonk, which provided a raucous end to another lacklustre last show.’
    • ‘Unashamedly promiscuous, Slater's ambition dictates that a quick bonk can often be indispensable to an upwardly mobile career.’
  • 3the bonkA level of exhaustion that makes a cyclist or runner unable to go further.

    • ‘we had the bonk when we were saddle sore’
    • ‘It also means that you need to keep the carbohydrates coming in throughout the race as the bonk will occur sooner than at sea level.’
    • ‘This additional carbohydrate fuel will prolong the time to the bonk.’
    • ‘As the miles rack up the body starts to feel fatigued, the mind starts to not be quite as sharp, but I wasn't feeling the bonk and could have gone on for more.’
    • ‘The bonk will only hit you once and then you will never let it happen again.’
    • ‘And sometimes, the bonks can be even more serious.’
    • ‘Starting now, we're riding more, eating less and maxed out on energy bars - a combo that leaves us primed for some pretty bad bonks.’

Origin

1920s imitative.