- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)II(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb Informal. To harm irreparably through inept handling; make a mess: ball up, blunder, boggle, botch, bungle, foul up, fumble, gum up, mess up, mishandle, mismanage, muddle, muff, spoil. Informal: muck up. Slang: blow1, goof up, louse up, screw up, snafu. Idiom: make a muck of. See CORRECT, HELP.
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bollix — bungle, respelling (euphemistic?) of bollocks, pl. of bollock testicle, from O.E. beallucas testicles, from P.Gmc. *ball , from PIE *bhel (2) to inflate, swell (see BOLE (Cf. bole)) … Etymology dictionary
bollix — ☆ bollix [bäl′iks] vt. [euphemistic respelling of nautical slang < ME ballokes < OE beallucas, testicles (akin to BALL1), used as an extension of BALL ] Slang to make a muddle of; bungle; botch: usually with up … English World dictionary
bollix — transitive verb Etymology: alteration of ballocks, plural of ballock testis, from Middle English, from Old English bealluc more at ball Date: 1937 to throw into disorder; also bungle usually used with up • bollix noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
bollix up — Synonyms and related words: ball up, bollix, bugger, bugger up, confound, confuse, cook, foul up, fumble, garble, gum up, hash up, jumble, louse up, mess up, mix up, muck up, muddle, pi, play hell with, play hob with, queer, riffle, scramble,… … Moby Thesaurus
bollix — vulgar slang verb (usu. bollix something up) bungle (a task). 1》 [treated as plural] variant spelling of bollocks. 2》 [treated as sing.] Irish a foolish or contemptible man … English new terms dictionary
bollix — verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin I botched the dinner and we had to eat out the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement • Syn: ↑botch, ↑bodge, ↑bumble, ↑fumble, ↑botch up, ↑muff, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
bollix up — verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin I botched the dinner and we had to eat out the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement • Syn: ↑botch, ↑bodge, ↑bumble, ↑fumble, ↑botch up, ↑muff, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
bollix — /bol iks/, v.t. Informal. 1. to do (something) badly; bungle (often fol. by up): His interference bollixed up the whole deal. n. 2. a confused bungle. Also, bolix, bollox. [1930 35; var. of BALLOCKS] * * * … Universalium
bollix — 1. verb a) to confuse b) to botch or bungle 2. noun a) confusion b) … Wiktionary
bollix — Everyday English Slang in Ireland n alt spelling of below … English dialects glossary