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English definition of “shoot up”

shoot up

(DRUGS) slang phrasal verb with shoot     /ʃuːt/ verb (shot, shot)
to put illegal drugs into your blood using a special needle: She saw a girl shooting up in the toilets.Drugs - general wordsSpecific types of drug
(Definition of shoot up (DRUGS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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