Friday, July 17, 2009

To bogart

bo·gart [ bṓ grt ] (past and past participle bo·gart·ed, present participle bo·gart·ing, 3rd person present singular bo·garts)



1. transitive verb monopolize: to take more than a fair share of something ( slang dated )

2. transitive and intransitive verb bully or get something by bullying: to behave in a hostile, belligerent, or intimidating way ( slang ) He's trying to bogart his way in.

[Mid-20th century. Probably after Humphrey Bogart]

Clipped from bogart

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