\ ˈmeth How to pronounce meth (audio) \

Definition of meth

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: methamphetamine … estimates that two-thirds of the violent criminals he tries use meth, cook it or sell it.— Paul Solotaroff — see crystal meth
variants: or metho-

Definition of meth- (Entry 2 of 2)

: methyl methacrylic

Examples of meth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun About 52 packages of meth were attached to the severed rope that was left behind. Mike Cruz, The Arizona Republic, "CBP: Agents seize remote-controlled car, rope used to guide meth through border fence," 28 Oct. 2020 For addiction to stimulants like meth and cocaine, however, contingency management has the best outcomes — especially when combined with therapy that helps people find healthier ways to meet their social and emotional needs than using drugs. Abby Goodnough, New York Times, "This Addiction Treatment Works. Why Is It So Underused?," 27 Oct. 2020 Her parents, my husband and I heard her on her cellphone talking about a party where her friends were doing meth. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, "Dear Abby: Family friend fears young woman is addicted to meth," 16 Oct. 2020 More than 156,000 pounds of meth were blocked, followed by 42,645 pounds of cocaine, 5,222 pounds of heroin, and 3,967 pounds of fentanyl. Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner, "US border agency seized more than 1M pounds of drugs in 2020," 14 Oct. 2020 Besides the meth, the DEA found more than 880 pounds of cocaine. Amanda Jackson, CNN, "DEA announces biggest domestic seizure of meth in agency history," 14 Oct. 2020 Greenaway then popped the bag of meth into his mouth. Johnny Magdaleno, The Indianapolis Star, "Magistrate who swallowed bag of meth may face discipline from Indiana Supreme Court," 9 Oct. 2020 At ports of entry and field offices nationwide, which does not include drugs seized by Border Patrol, officers uncovered 142,000 pounds of meth in the first 11 months of fiscal 2020 compared to 69,000 in all of last year, according to agency data. Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner, "Trump doubles hard drug seizures at border compared to Obama's eight years: DHS," 24 Sep. 2020 In the meeting Tuesday morning, law enforcement leaders expressed concern about the growing problem of cartel meth originating from below the southeastern border, Carroll said. Andy Mannix, Star Tribune, "Top White House drug policy official visits Minnesota as meth and fentanyl surge in pandemic," 15 Sep. 2020

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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1 Nov 2020

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“Meth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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