queer up

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queer up

1. To ruin or bungle something. You're going to queer the whole thing up if you keep asking so many questions! He queered up the job interview with talks of his political opinions.
2. slang To dress, decorate, or adorn someone or something in an overtly or stereotypically homosexual manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "queer" and "up." Possibly offensive. My friends and I love getting queered up for the Pride Parade each year. I wanted to get a big 5'x3' rainbow flag to help queer my apartment up a bit.
3. slang To flirt with or attempt to sexually arouse someone of the same sex. A noun or pronoun can be used between "queer" and "up." Possibly offensive. I thought Jonathan was straight, but it seemed like he was queering me up at the bar last night.
4. slang To add content to something that is friendly or specific to gay people. A noun or pronoun can be used between "queer" and "up." Possibly offensive. I was pretty surprised they decided to queer up such a mainstream show by having the main character fall in love with another man.
5. offensive slang To cause someone to be or become homosexual. A noun or pronoun can be used between "queer" and "up." Kids are not going to get queered up or anything just from reading a novel that stars a gay character. Thank you for standing by me when I came out to my parents, even when they accused you of "queering me up."
6. offensive slang To cause someone or something to be or become weak, emasculated, or generally undesirable. A noun or pronoun can be used between "queer" and "up." This motorcycle forum used to be a place where a man could be a man. Now they've queered it up with all this progressive stuff that I just can't stand. You used to be the toughest guy I know. Working in that office has really queered you up.
See also: queer, up
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