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load up

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  1. To tamper with the ball by covertly applying spit, hair oil, Vaseline, etc (1980s+ Baseball)
  2. To drink heavily; get drunk: John always loads up before he goes to fraternity parties (1980s+ Students)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • We ought to hitch that lazy old horse to the buckboard and make her pull the load up the hill.

    Girl Scouts at Dandelion Camp Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Get them, tell them to load up with plenty of cartridges, and join me at the butte.

    'Firebrand' Trevison Charles Alden Seltzer
  • load up carefully when you get down to the carts, and we shall get all snug before daylight.

    Cutlass and Cudgel George Manville Fenn
  • "load up, Holfax," ordered Mr. Baxter, indicating the goods.

    The Young Treasure Hunter Frank V. Webster
  • Six hundred men then manned the ropes and hauled the car with its load up to the level of the plain.

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