shoot up

verb

Definition of shoot up

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to shoot or shoot at especially recklessly cowboys shooting up the town

  3. 2 :  to inject (a narcotic drug) into a vein

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to inject a narcotic into a vein

shoot–up

play \ˈshüt-ˌəp\ noun

Examples of shoot up in a sentence

  1. gas prices shot up seemingly overnight

1890

First Known Use of shoot up

1890

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