Uncertain, probably risen out of a British dialect (OED finds candidate words in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, southern Cheshire, and Sheffield). "The formation seems to be onomatopœic, expressive of the notion of throwing down roughly and untidily" [OED].
- (intransitive) To confuse; to fluster; to flabbergast.
- (intransitive, uncommon) To give in, to give up, to collapse.
- See also Thesaurus:confuse