- 1[often passive] deck somebody/something (out) (in/with something) to decorate somebody/something with something The room was decked out in flowers and balloons. Deck the halls with boughs of holly! The Conservative candidate and his supporters were decked in blue rosettes.
- 2deck somebody (informal) to hit somebody very hard so that they fall to the ground Word Origin late Middle English: from Middle Dutch dec
BrE BrE//dek//; NAmE NAmE//dek//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deck
BrE BrE//dek//; NAmE NAmE//dek//he / she / it decks
BrE BrE//deks//; NAmE NAmE//deks//past simple decked
BrE BrE//dekt//; NAmE NAmE//dekt//past participle decked
BrE BrE//dekt//; NAmE NAmE//dekt//-ing form decking
BrE BrE//ˈdekɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈdekɪŋ//