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Exert a malign influence on (someone); jinx.
- ‘Rather than put the mozz on it we won't say the places and times until it is all finalised.’
- ‘Whoever put the mozz on King Tut's Tomb should have done a refresher course in cursing, because something went horribly wrong with this one.’
- ‘I don't want to put the mozz on her, like John Alexander and say she's going to get to No.1 or anything like that.’
- ‘After last night's lusty results, dealers and buyers would be unwilling to speculate for fear of putting the mozz on the market.’
- ‘Didn't want to put the mozz on you Anto!’
1920s: abbreviation of mozzle.
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