(Aus.) to jinx, to bring bad luck to.
|Coonardoo 216: Warieda had been ‘boned’ and was dying.|
|Tramp-Royal 79: They decoyed him into the bush and one of their number ‘boned’ him; that is, pointed the magic bone at him. Eight weeks later he was dead.|
|Day of the Dog 108: The splendid powers that enabled his ancestors to converse with people thousands of miles away, or to bone someone, or to sing someone to death or a woman to love.|