from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To strike or cause to come into contact: She bonked her head going through the low doorway.
- intransitive v. To collide against something: His head bonked against the wall as he fell.
- n. A blow to the head.
- n. A hollow thud.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To strike or collide with something.
- v. To have sexual intercourse.
- v. To hit something with the front wheels of the skateboard, whilst in the air, this pre-dates the snowboarding term,
- v. To hit something (especially a tree) with one's snowboard, especially while in the air.
- v. To experience sudden and severe fatigue in an endurance sports event due to glycogen depletion.
- n. A bump on the head.
- n. Any minor collision or random meeting.
- n. An act of sexual intercourse.
- n. A condition of sudden, severe fatigue in an endurance sports event caused by glycogen depletion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. hit hard
- v. have sexual intercourse with
*tink scraaaatch hey! bonk clink ow! tink tock bonk*
So it's important not to "bonk" - the term used to describe what happens when muscle fuel (glycogen) is depleted and a runner "hits the wall."
He passed out while standing, and the bonk was his cranium bouncing off the floor.
I hazza hammer.. maybe we cud whak a bonk and flattin tehm owt!
While, for an immersive sim, the hollow "bonk" noise engendered by hitting a rival is noticeably unrealistic.
Where I have been playing and chatting "bonk" is a short term for an automated emote from the game, saying something like: "Urk hits you over the head."
Speaking on Last Call with Carson Daly, Piper explained the terms "bonk" and
If you use a FFT application (measures resonances) and so much as "bonk" on a mandolin, anywhere on the mandolin, the FFT will detect all the resonances in the mandolin; top, back, air, body, all of them from one "bonk".
Your body stores and releases glycogen from the liver during these active times, but it only has so much ... so when cycling for example, people will 'bonk' or 'hit the wall', where they just run out of juice, so to speak.
What I did notice, though, was that the remote was sticky-I'd hear the little "bonk" when I'd push a button, but on many occasions, that was followed by a pause before the thing did anything.