[ lik-er or for 3, lik-wawr ]
/ ˈlɪk ər or for 3, ˈlɪk wɔr /
verb (used with object)
Informal. to furnish or ply with liquor to drink (often followed by up).
verb (used without object)
Informal. to drink large quantities of liquor (often followed by up).
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Origin of liquor
1175–1225; < Latin: a liquid, orig. liquidity (liqu(ēre) to be liquid + -or -or1); replacing Middle English lic(o)ur < Old French (French liqueur) < Latin liquōrem, accusative of liquor
Related formsliq·uor·y, adjectivean·ti·liq·uor, adjective
Can be confusedliqueur liquor
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British Dictionary definitions for liquor up (1 of 2)
(adverb) US and Canadian slang to become or cause to become drunk
British Dictionary definitions for liquor up (2 of 2)
/ (ˈlɪkə) /
any alcoholic drink, esp spirits, or such drinks collectively
any liquid substance, esp that in which food has been cooked
pharmacol a solution of a pure substance in water
brewing warm water added to malt to form wort
in liquor drunk; intoxicated
brewing to steep (malt) in warm water to form wort; mash
Word Origin for liquor
C13: via Old French from Latin, from liquēre to be liquid
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Medicine definitions for liquor up
[ lĭk′ər ]
An aqueous solution, especially of a medicinal substance.
An alcoholic beverage made by distillation rather than by fermentation.
In anatomical nomenclature, a term for any of several body fluids.
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