take drugs


: to use illegal drugs

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Our hero and his friends at the Buckley School cruise the San Fernando Valley, watch movies, take drugs, hook up. Los Angeles Times, 11 Jan. 2023 The English actor Alan Rickman didn’t drink, or take drugs, to excess. Dwight Garner, New York Times, 17 Oct. 2022 In addition, Wiener plans to reintroduce legislation that would allow San Francisco and Oakland, both of which are experiencing increasing numbers of opioid overdoses, to experiment with safe-injection sites that would permit users to take drugs under supervision. Winston Gieseke, USA TODAY, 12 Nov. 2020 In addition to Iecanemab, patients may also need to take drugs that are still in development that tamp down inflammation or remove other aberrant proteins. Gary Stix, Scientific American, 27 Jan. 2023 His family said he was beaten, forced to take drugs and waterboarded as part of a weeks-long hazing ritual. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 14 July 2021 His daughter, Chloe, has left the superhero life behind completely, and in this season does little but take drugs and occasionally break things. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 9 May 2021 A lot of us take drugs to keep our hearts from giving out too soon. Star Tribune, 27 Feb. 2021 The ruling does not have any immediate effect on people with private health insurance, or people who take drugs like Truvada to reduce their chances of contracting HIV. Dallas News, 7 Sep. 2022 See More

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“Take drugs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20drugs. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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