banjax


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ban·jax

 (băn′jăks′)
tr.v. ban·jaxed, ban·jax·ing, ban·jax·es Chiefly Irish Slang
To ruin or destroy: "Having to pay for Emma's lodgings every week had completely banjaxed his finances" (Edna O'Brien).

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banjax

(ˈbændʒæks)
vb (tr)
informal US to ruin or destroy, often as a result of incompetence
Translations

banjax

[ˈbændʒæks] VT (esp US) → dar una paliza a
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