shoot up

verb

Definition of shoot up

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

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

    3. intransitive verb
    4. :  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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