What does zonked out mean?


Idiom Meaning:

to fall asleep or to be high on drugs


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Charlie Bartlett (2008)

Time of Scene: ~01:02:30

Principal Gardner: Oh, I encourage you to listen all you like. But let’s face it, you’re not a professional.

Marilyn Bartlett: No.

Principal Gardner: And these medications have a legitimate use. They’ve helped a lot of people. It’s a generational thing. You know teenagers always find a way to abuse something. And why not, right? Being zonked out of your mind is a lot more fun than dealing with your problems.


NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service “Broken Bird” (2009)

Time of Scene: ~00:09:10

Dr. Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard: Oh, and you need to send for a substitute M.E. Uh, Jordan…

Jimmy Palmer: Doctor Hampton?

Dr. Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard: Yeah. On my desk you’ll find her number, while I myself lie here getting much numb-er. Nurse, more anesthetic, and don’t spare the horses.

Abby Sciuto: Okay, he’s zonked out of his gourd and he’s still playing with words. Impressive.



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