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, pre-dictable 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.
Katie asked Sarah what newspapers she read but Sarah totally palined and said "Entertainment Tonight!"
by oh-geek October 09, 2008
Top Definition

v. "to palin"
The act or an instance of looking like an idiot during an interview because you obviously don't know what you're talking about. Reasons for palining an interview include ignorance and/or arrogance. Instead of admitting you don't know, you try to fake it be injecting obscure information into an answer hoping that the interviewer will forget their question.

tr.v. palined, palin·ing, palins
"She was nervous and completely palined her job interview." -Kate Stigberg

"Their literature leans toward a comedy of small social palins and withered chastity" -James Wolcott.

"Tommy Bowden was palining all over the place when they asked him why his offense has been so miserable this year." -Ken Burger

See also: Sarah Palin vs. Charles Gibson, Sarah Palin vs. Katie Couric, et. al.
by $nead October 01, 2008
To present yourself as ready for a job, only to be exposed early on as a talentless uneducated wackjob with charm.
"Oh man I got Palined by this idiot contractor big time. They couldn't even keep the paint off the woodwork let alone hang the wallpaper straight."
by THE DAVAD September 15, 2008
Palined-Verb-To make a decision and the outcome is a catastrophe.
Because McCain chose Sarah Palin for VP he got palined at the 2008 elections.

BP keeps getting palined by all these failed attemps to deal with the oil spill.
by myshotguntohead June 02, 2010
To mess something up or impale yourself.
Dude, I totally palined that interview today. I'll never get the job now!
by hellcatv November 21, 2008
When Wikipedia entries are falsely changed to reflect the incorrect beliefs of one individual.
Person 1 - "During his midnight ride of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere warned the British they wouldn’t be taking away our arms."

Person 2 - "No one believes your palined facts from Wikipedia."
by Abq505 June 08, 2011
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