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To buy or use illegal drugs - synonyms or related words

abuse

verb

to use alcohol or illegal drugs in a way that is harmful to your health

come down

informal to start to feel normal again after a powerful illegal drug has stopped affecting you

deal

verb

to buy and sell illegal drugs

do

verb

informal to use illegal drugs

dope

verb

informal to give a person or an animal a drug so that they run faster in a race

drop

verb

very informal to swallow an illegal drug, especially acid

be jacked up

informal to put an illegal drug into your body using a needle

be jacked up

mainly Americaninformal to be very excited or nervous, especially because you have taken an illegal drug

lace

verb

to put a small amount of strong alcohol, a drug, or poison into a drink or food, sometimes secretly

mainline

verb

informal to put illegal drugs into your blood using a needle

OD

verb

informal to take an overdose of a drug so that you become very ill or die

overdose

verb

to take too much of a drug at one time

push

verb

informal to sell illegal drugs

re-up

verb

informal to get a new supply of illegal drugs to sell

score

verb

informal to buy illegal drugs

shoot up

informal to put an illegal drug into your body with a needle

sniff

verb

to deliberately breathe an illegal or harmful substance in through your nose

snort

verb

if someone snorts a drug such as cocaine, they breathe it in quickly through their nose

spike

verb

to secretly put an illegal drug into a drink or food

trip

verb

very informal to feel the effects of a powerful illegal drug

use

verb

to take illegal drugs regularly

toke

verb
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in competitive cycling, the illegal use of motors on bikes in order to gain advantage over other riders

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unhappen

be reversed; be as if it had never happened

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