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cold

3 adverb
     
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1 American English suddenly and completely:
Paul stopped cold. 'What was that noise?'
2

out cold

informal unconscious:
He drank until he was out cold.
You were knocked out cold (=hit on the head so that you became unconscious).
3 without preparation:
I can't just get up there and make a speech cold!

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