Definition of marmalize in English:


(also marmalise)


[with object]British
  • 1Beat (someone) up.

    ‘they're real aggro men who'll marmalize anybody for a few quid’
    • ‘I have been heard to say that I am going to "Marmalize" someone.’
    • ‘The Diddy Men were just around the corner marmalizing a passer by.’
    • ‘We will not rest until the truth is heard-even the threat of marmalizing cannot shut us up!’
    • ‘You're sent home from school for mooning your math teacher, marmalizing three classmates, and following the school nurse around for an hour saying .’
    1. 1.1 Defeat heavily.
      ‘we pulverized United, absolutely marmalized them’
      • ‘Great to see her in a semi-final, we thought, and sat back and waited for her rival to marmalise her. The marmalising duly took place.’
      • ‘Well, I guess I deserved it, the bloke I played with didn't deserve me, he plays off 22 and by rights I should have marmalized him, but his chipping and iron play were ten times better than me.’
      trounce, defeat utterly, beat, annihilate, drub, give a drubbing to, crush, rout, worst, overwhelm, outclass
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1960s: of uncertain origin; perhaps humorously from marmal- (in marmalade) + -ize (perhaps after pulverize).