pal·in (pāl’ĭn) v. palined, palin·ing, palins 1. To flub, fail or otherwise stumble in response to simple, predictable questions in an interview; to give an off-topic and incoherent or syntactically suspect response to a simple, predictable question in an interview; to do likewise in any other human endeavor. 2. To fabricate an untruth, that is easily verifiable as such, in response to a question for which one does not know the answer.
My wife asked if she looked fat in that dress. I palined her by saying those shoes sure look nice.