(chiefly Irish) to batter, to destroy, to ruin, to get in the way of.
|(con. 1890–1910) Hard Life (1962) 84: Some people at one time thought they were trying to banjax and bewilder the One, Holy and Apostolic.|
|Down All the Days 94: Get up till I bandjax the living daylights out of you!|
|New Yorker 28 Oct. 40: So she ups and banjaxed the old man one night with a broken spade handle.|
|Last of the High Kings 119: I blame the Brits. They banjaxed our transport service with their imperialism.|
broken, ruined, smashed up.
|At Swim-Two-Birds 240: Here is his black heart sitting there [...] in the middle of the pulp of his banjaxed corpse.|
|Third Policeman (1974) 49: The brother’s valve is banjaxed.|
|Waiting for Godot Act II: Lucky might get going all of a sudden. Then we’d be banjaxed.|
|All Looks Yellow to the Jaundiced Eye 114: I’m properly banjaxed. Whacked out.|
|Confessions of Proinsias O’Toole 112: Things tend to get a bit bandjaxed from now on.|
|Ship Inspector 110: ‘The country’s banjaxed,’ the woman said. ‘We’re a banana republic without the bananas.’.|
|Miseducation of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly (2004) 245: Unfortunately, the equipment I’ve here with me is a bit banjaxed.|
|Blue Pages (Dublin) ‘Dublin Dictionary’ [Internet] Bandjaxed Broken, useless, tired.|
|Naming of the Dead (2007) 485: Ironically [...] given the amount of painkillers he’d scarfed, the first thing he complained of was a thumping headache.|