shoot up

verb
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of shoot up

transitive verb
1 : to shoot or shoot at especially recklessly
  • cowboys shooting up the town
2 : to inject (a narcotic drug) into a vein
intransitive verb
: 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

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First Known Use of shoot up

1890


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