Definition of marmalize in English:


Line breaks: mar¦mal|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːməlʌɪz
(also marmalise)


[with object] British informal
  • 1Beat (someone) up: they’re real aggro men who’ll marmalize anybody for a few quid
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    • 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 <hump>.
    • The Diddy Men were just around the corner marmalizing a passer by.
  • 1.1Defeat heavily: we pulverized United, absolutely marmalized them
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    • 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.


1960s: of uncertain origin; perhaps humorously from marmal- (in marmalade) + -ize (perhaps after pulverize).

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