\ˈmeth \

Definition of meth 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The family returned to find the house in shambles and a shaving kit full of syringes and meth. Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News, "After a record year for property crime in Anchorage, car thefts are skyrocketing in 2018," 28 June 2018 As the Gratis Police Department admits in their post, meth cannot be a host for Zika. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Ohio police department offers to test people's meth for Zika virus. Is this for real?," 30 May 2018 Investigators say the suspects used their positions to bypass security and place the meth on flights. Fox News, "Feds: Texas airport workers used flights to distribute meth," 17 May 2018 According to court documents, Blank confessed to possessing the meth found in his home, in his vehicle--and thrown from his vehicle--and admitted to having 14 grams of methamphetamine in his car before agents approached. Laura Mcknight,, "Garyville man pleads guilty in meth-distribution scheme," 16 May 2018 In March, Customs and Border Protection officials estimated that a seizure of 164 pounds of liquid meth in West Texas carried a street value of more than $3.9 million. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "They had 100 pounds of liquid meth in the gas tank — and one too many stories, Texas cops say," 6 June 2018 Four connected meth dealers are serving sentences from four to 11 years in prison. Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, "Gang leader is last of 36 to plead guilty in major drug-trafficking sweep," 25 May 2018 Last year, The Times exposed the dean of the medical school, Carmen Puliafito, as a meth-abusing, hard-partying doctor who cavorted with criminals and other addicts. Robin Abcarian,, "USC students, grads and faculty say the only way to restore trust is to fire President Max Nikias," 22 May 2018 On the other side of the country, border agents seized $140,000 in meth concealed in jars of nacho cheese and jalapeno peppers at a Tijuana border crossing in 2011, the Los Angeles Times reports. Jared Gilmour, miamiherald, "Border agents seized their canned jalapenos. Inside was $331,000 in Mexican meth, CBP says | Miami Herald," 18 May 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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