bollix


Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms.
Related to bollix: bollix up

bol·lix

also bol·lox  (bŏl′ĭks)
tr.v. bol·lixed, bol·lix·ing, bol·lix·es also bol·loxed or bol·lox·ing or bol·lox·es Informal
To throw into confusion; botch or bungle: managed to bollix up the whole project.

[Alteration of bollocks, plur. of bollock, testicle; see bollock.]

bol•lix

(ˈbɒl ɪks) Informal. v.t.
1. to botch or bungle (often fol. by up).
n.
2. a confused bungle.
[1930–35; alter. of ballocks testicles]

bollix


Past participle: bollixed
Gerund: bollixing

Imperative
bollix
bollix
Present
I bollix
you bollix
he/she/it bollixes
we bollix
you bollix
they bollix
Preterite
I bollixed
you bollixed
he/she/it bollixed
we bollixed
you bollixed
they bollixed
Present Continuous
I am bollixing
you are bollixing
he/she/it is bollixing
we are bollixing
you are bollixing
they are bollixing
Present Perfect
I have bollixed
you have bollixed
he/she/it has bollixed
we have bollixed
you have bollixed
they have bollixed
Past Continuous
I was bollixing
you were bollixing
he/she/it was bollixing
we were bollixing
you were bollixing
they were bollixing
Past Perfect
I had bollixed
you had bollixed
he/she/it had bollixed
we had bollixed
you had bollixed
they had bollixed
Future
I will bollix
you will bollix
he/she/it will bollix
we will bollix
you will bollix
they will bollix
Future Perfect
I will have bollixed
you will have bollixed
he/she/it will have bollixed
we will have bollixed
you will have bollixed
they will have bollixed
Future Continuous
I will be bollixing
you will be bollixing
he/she/it will be bollixing
we will be bollixing
you will be bollixing
they will be bollixing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bollixing
you have been bollixing
he/she/it has been bollixing
we have been bollixing
you have been bollixing
they have been bollixing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bollixing
you will have been bollixing
he/she/it will have been bollixing
we will have been bollixing
you will have been bollixing
they will have been bollixing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bollixing
you had been bollixing
he/she/it had been bollixing
we had been bollixing
you had been bollixing
they had been bollixing
Conditional
I would bollix
you would bollix
he/she/it would bollix
we would bollix
you would bollix
they would bollix
Past Conditional
I would have bollixed
you would have bollixed
he/she/it would have bollixed
we would have bollixed
you would have bollixed
they would have bollixed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bollix - make a mess of, destroy or ruinbollix - 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"
go wrong, miscarry, fail - be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
References in periodicals archive ?
One factor must be dwindling prescriptions of antiretrovirals that bollix glucose metabolism.
Dogs Bollix (Auckland, New Zealand) - This little Irish pub has a big reputation, putting on something to entertain the punters every night and St Patrick's Day is no exception.
Even though the couple pledged not to interfere with editorial content, Shafer recommended that Sandler guarantee at least 10 years' funding and then resign his position, "so he'll never be tempted to bollix up what might turn out to be a good thing.
The first book, out in spring 2008, will reportedly follow Twenty and his pals, Jimmy the Bollix, Stinking Pete, Ron the Bar Man, Splodge, Lucky Luciano and Dirty Dave, around Dublin while they search for who killed their friend Jim of Vinyl Records.
These ways to appreciate and dedicate the natural world will stymie and bollix each other, however, if we try to place them within the same normative and conceptual framework--in other words, if we lack the intelligence to hold these two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.