shoot-up

[ shoot-uhp ]
/ ˈʃutˌʌp /
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noun Slang.

an act or instance of injecting an addictive drug intravenously.

Nearby words

  1. shoot, if you must, this old gray head,
  2. shoot-'em-up,
  3. shoot-em-up,
  4. shoot-off,
  5. shoot-out,
  6. shootaround,
  7. shootdown,
  8. shooter,
  9. shootie,
  10. shooting

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

  • 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