1. in UK Und. uses.
(a) [mid-19C+] a general term for house-breaking, burglary.
(b) [1930s+] (also screwing job) an act of burglary.
2. as synons. of fucking n.
(a) [late 19C+] punishment; harsh or unfair treatment.
(b) [20C+] sexual intercourse.
(c) attrib. use of sense 2b.
(d) [1920s+] cheating, fooling, deceiving.