Definition of queer verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

queer

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kwɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwɪr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they queer
BrE BrE//kwɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwɪr//
 
he / she / it queers
BrE BrE//kwɪəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwɪrz//
 
past simple queered
BrE BrE//kwɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwɪrd//
 
past participle queered
BrE BrE//kwɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwɪrd//
 
-ing form queering
BrE BrE//ˈkwɪərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɪrɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin early 16th cent.: considered to be from German quer ‘oblique, perverse’, but the origin is doubtful.Idioms
queer somebody’s pitch, queer the pitch (for somebody)
 
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(British English, informal) to spoil somebody’s plans or their chances of getting something