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What (who) is shoot up - definition

Intravenous drug; IV drug; Intravenous drugs; Intravenous drug use (recreational); Intravenous Drug Use; Intravenous drug use; Intravenous drug user; IV drug use; IV drug user; IV drug users; Injecting Drug User; Injecting drug users; Injection-drug; Injecting drug user; Track marks; Shooting up; Shoot up; Track mark; IVDU; Injection drug users; Intravenous drug abuse; IV drugs; Injection drug use; Injected drug use
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  • Fragment of a [[hypodermic needle]] stuck inside the arm of an IV drug user (x-ray)
  • A sterile and safe injection kit obtained from a needle exchange program

shoot up         
If something shoots up, it grows or increases very quickly.
Sales shot up by 9% last month...
The fair market value of the property shot up.
PHRASAL VERB: V P by/to n, V P
If a drug addict shoots up, they inject a quantity of drugs into their body. (INFORMAL)
Drug addicts shoot up in the back alleys...
We shot up heroin in the playground.
PHRASAL VERB: V P, V P n (not pron)
shoot up         
informal inject oneself with a narcotic drug.
shoot up         
Grow, increase, spring up, run up, grow up, start up.


Drug injection

Drug injection is a method of introducing a drug into the bloodstream via a hollow hypodermic needle, which is pierced through the skin into the body (usually intravenously, but also at an intramuscular or subcutaneous location). Intravenous therapy, a form of drug injection, is universally practiced in modernized medical care. As of 2004, there were 13.2 million people worldwide who self-administered injection drugs outside of medical supervision, of which 22% are from developed countries.

A wide variety of drugs are injected, often opioids: these may include legally prescribed medicines and medication such as morphine, as well as stronger compounds often favored in recreational drug use, which are often illegal. Although there are various methods of taking drugs, injection is favoured by some people as the full effects of the drug are experienced very quickly, typically in five to ten seconds. It also bypasses first-pass metabolism in the liver, resulting in higher bioavailability and efficiency for many drugs (such as morphine or diacetylmorphine/heroin; roughly two-thirds of which is destroyed in the liver when consumed orally) than oral ingestion would. The effect is that the person gets a stronger (yet shorter-acting) effect from the same amount of the drug. Drug injection is therefore often related to substance dependence.

In recreational-use drug culture, preparation may include mixing the powdered drug with water to create an aqueous solution, and then the solution is injected. This act is often colloquially referred to as "slamming", "shooting up", "smashing", "banging", "pinning", or "jacking-up", often depending on the specific drug subculture in which the term is used (i.e. heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamine).

Pronunciation examples for shoot up
1. are going to shoot up.
Disney's Tomorrowland _ Brad Bird & Damon Lindelof _ Talks at Google
2. I'm going to shoot up.
Rick Sammon's Pocket Guide to Travel Photography _ Rick Sammon _ Talks at Google
3. It starts to shoot up in pitch.
Professor Sophie Scott _ Why Laughter is Funny _ Talks at Google
4. that little eyebrow would just shoot up.
Being a Disney Imagineer _ Bob Gurr _ Talks at Google
5. Hands shoot up, though not Astair's,
Danielewski _ Talks at Google
Examples of use of shoot up
1. He expects prices to shoot up to SR1 million eventually.
2. After that cycle, Paul‘s markers continued to shoot up.
3. He expects prices would shoot up to SR1 million as a result of growing projects.
4. The result was higher when 73 per cent thought inflation would shoot up.
5. With Park Square Tower, it will shoot up to Dh8 billion.