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shoot-up

[shoot-uhp]
noun Slang.
  1. an act or instance of injecting an addictive drug intravenously.
  2. shootout(def 1).
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Origin of shoot-up

First recorded in 1965–70; noun use of verb phrase shoot up
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Examples from the Web for shoot-up

Historical Examples of shoot-up

  • 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