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shoot-up

[shoot-uhp] /ˈʃutˌʌp/
noun, Slang.
1.
an act or instance of injecting an addictive drug intravenously.
2.
shootout (def 1).
Origin of shoot-up
1965-1970
1965-70; noun use of verb phrase shoot up
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  • Yes, and we'll all hot-foot it to the burg of New York, and shoot-up the town!

    The Boy from the Ranch Frank V. Webster
Slang definitions & phrases for shoot-up

shoot-up

noun

A narcotics injection (1920s+ Narcotics)

Related Terms

shoot-out

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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