shoot-up

[ shoot-uhp ]
/ ˈʃutˌʌp /

noun Slang.

an act or instance of injecting an addictive drug intravenously.

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Origin of shoot-up

First recorded in 1965–70; noun use of verb phrase shoot up
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Example sentences 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