בטלען חלומות

בטלן חלומות: this idiom seems to mean "to curse." See Dovid Bergelson, Opgang p6 in new edition. See Sholem Aleykhem, "Alemen Glaykh." See Hershele Ostropolyer in story "A foter farshteyt di kinder afn vunk."

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This meaning is in the dictionary under אױסבטלען:
http://verterbukh.org/vb?yq=oysbatlen

Good job figuring it out from context, and observing that this
meaning is available even without the prefix!

Thanks!