Today’s English word of the day is a phrasal verb: conk out. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘conk out’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.

 

Word of the Day: CONK OUT

 

conk out: (informal, often playful) (of a person) to fall asleep, especially due to exhaustion

 

American English Pronunciation: /kɔŋk aʊt/

 

 

🙂: Want to come grab some pizza with us after the game?

 

😘: Thanks for the invite, but I’m going to be pooped. I think I’ll probably just want to go home and conk out afterwards.

 

 

 

😄: Come here! You’ve gotta see this! Trevor conked out in the middle of the kitchen floor!

 

🤣: Look! He’s drooling like crazy! Let me get my camera!

 

 

Want more practice using the phrasal verb ‘conk out’? Here are some BBC.com articles featuring today’s word of the day!

 

And just for fun… Your hilarious dog dose for the day! This basset hound has really conked out!

 

Not sure how you’re going to remember this advanced English word? Here are my top 10 tips for how to remember hard vocabulary words! 👊🙂

 

Looking for more vocabulary related to relaxing and falling asleep? Check out the word of the day posts for downtime, quietude, and out cold!

 

 

 

Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.

Come back tomorrow for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:

MONDAY: noun
TUESDAY: verb
WEDNESDAY: adjective
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary

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