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  • n. The act of drinking heavily.
  • v. Present participle of booze.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess


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  • The ruffler, who found his representative in a very magnificently equipped, and by no means ill-favored knave, whose chin was decorated with a beard as lengthy and as black as Sultan Mahmoud's, together with the dexterous hooker, issued forth from the hovel which they termed their boozing ken, eager to catch a glimpse of the prince of the high-tobygloaks.


  • Dr. John O'Brien Bell, the next president of the Canadian Medical Association, asks, "If I spend my dollars in boozing in the local pub, get involved in a punch-up in the car park, and arrive at the emergency department for investigation and repair, why should I expect you to be responsible for the cost of my escapade?"

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  • There are those, of course, who will tune in thinking they might get their Jimmy McNulty fix, that is, the boozing, authority-defying police detective that Mr. West played on the HBO series "The Wire," which ended in 2008 Stateside and was a huge hit in Britain.

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  • By hitting GWB with this "boozing" remark she is hitting someone who has shown enormous restraint by being civil to others.

    Miers: View From the Cheap Seats

  • M.. Crane, M.. Richmond, and others have jumped to the conclusion that M. Deboutin has come to the café with the woman, and that they are "boozing" together.

    Modern Painting

  • Since I finally hauled myself on to the wagon almost a year ago, Las Vegas has come to represent everything I've left behind: the boozing, the one-night stands, the easy bullshit and the reckless overspending, a lifestyle encapsulated by the city's motto: "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas".

    Paul Carr: The Strip Diary, Day Two: Spending a Sober Month on the Vegas Strip? Don't Forget to Bring Your Own Stripper

  • We didn't hear much about Mickey Mantle's boozing, but Leo Durocher played cards with reporters during train travel.

    It's Time for the Sportswriters to Go

  • Cupid's Undie Run starts and ends at the Pour House tavern on Capitol Hill, so boozing is expected, but Gill also encourages participants to find other ways to stay warm.

    No chilling effect on donations at the Polar Bear Plunge

  • On The Swamp in Ruraltown, it is the first and immediate excuse trotted out by the legions of tall, skinny teenagers who hang around outside the shops all day, scaring the elderly people with their boozing and shouting.

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  • And despite his youthful indiscretions as a player, which involved boozing sessions in the East End's Blind Beggar pub, Redknapp has been outspoken in his dislike of British football's attachment to alcohol.

    Harry Redknapp: the people's manager | Observer profile


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