bollix

verb
bol·​lix | \ˈbä-liks \
bollixed; bollixing; bollixes

Definition of bollix 

transitive verb

: to throw into disorder also : bungle usually used with up

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Other Words from bollix

bollix noun

Examples of bollix in a Sentence

That delay has bollixed our schedule.

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His request got all bollixed up in transmission, but there was a paper trail. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, "Under Anesthesia, Everything Was Beautiful," 14 Sep. 2017 At home, the State Department fretted that Reagan's harsh rhetoric would bollix efforts to negotiate with Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev. The Washington Post, AL.com, "'Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!' Reagan's historic Cold War speech was 30 years ago today," 12 June 2017 At home, the State Department fretted that Reagan’s harsh rhetoric would bollix efforts to negotiate with Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev. Marc Fisher, Washington Post, "‘Tear down this wall’: How Reagan’s forgotten line became a defining moment," 12 June 2017

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First Known Use of bollix

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bollix

alteration of bollocks

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The first known use of bollix was in 1901

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bollix

verb

English Language Learners Definition of bollix

: to make mistakes in doing (something) : to upset or ruin (something)

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