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kayo (kay-O) noun
1. A knockout in boxing.
2. Someone or something that is extraordinarily attractive or appealing.
1. To knock someone out, especially in boxing.
2. To get rid of or to make non-functional.
[Pronunciation of KO, abbreviation of Knock Out.]
"I suppose the very first post-match exclusive was when Kid Cain told the chap from the Daily Genesis how he had kayoed Sugar Ray Abel in the first. `Am I my brother's keeper?' Nice one, Kid." Frank Keating; 'Heaven will still blame me for something I didn't say'; The Guardian (London, UK); Jul 23, 2001.
"Crown Pacific Partners, an Oregon timber company, fell $1.44 to $18.56 after saying timber-price weakness kayoed its plans to sell itself." Greg Heberlein; Fed's Rate Decision Causes 'Big Yawn'; The Seattle Times; Aug 23, 2000.
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