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booze can

An establishment (e.g., a nightclub or bar) that sells or provides alcoholic beverages illegally and/or after hours. I know a great booze can downtown that only lets you in if you know the password.
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booze (it) up

slang To drink a lot of alcohol. It's my birthday, so I'm definitely boozing it up tonight!
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booze it up

Sl to drink heavily; to drink to get drunk. (Fixed order.) She wanted to get home and booze it up by herself. He boozes it up every Friday after work.
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booze up

Sl to drink heavily. Those guys are always boozing up. Stop boozing up and go home.
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hit the bottle

 and hit the booze
Fig. Inf. to go on a drinking bout; to get drunk. Jed's hitting the bottle again. He's been hitting the booze for a week now.
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hit the bottle

to drink too much alcohol I was disgusted with myself for having hit the bottle again.
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hit the bottle

to start drinking too much alcohol regularly, usually in order to forget your problems He lost his job and hit the bottle.
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hit the bottle

Also, hit the booze or sauce . Drink alcoholic beverages, especially a great deal, as in I don't know if it will be a problem, but he hits the bottle every weekend, or She hardly ever hits the booze, but when she does, watch out, or It doesn't show in her work, but she hits the sauce every night. These slangy expressions date from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
See also: bottle, hit

booze up

v.
1. To consume alcoholic beverages steadily: They were boozing up all night and didn't come home until sunrise.
2. To serve someone enough alcohol to cause drunkenness: The sales representative was well known for boozing up her clients after a sale. He doesn't seem friendly, but he's more sociable if you booze him up a bit.
3. To become drunk. Used in the passive: I was too boozed up to drive home.
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booze

(buz)
1. n. beverage alcohol. (Slang since the 1500s.) I don’t care for booze. It makes me sneeze.
2. and booze up in. to drink alcohol to excess; to go on a bash. Stop boozing for a minute and listen up, guys. Let’s booze up and watch TV.

booze up

verb
See booze
See also: booze, up

booze artist

n. a drunken person; a drunkard. A wobbly booze artist sat musing on the stool in the corner.
See also: artist, booze

booze it (up)

tv. to drink excessively; to drink to intoxication. You come home every night and booze it up. How can you keep on this way?
See also: booze, up

booze it

verb
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boozed

mod. alcohol intoxicated. Wow, is he ever boozed!
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hit the bottle

and hit the booze
tv. to go on a drinking bout; to get drunk. She got caught hitting the bottle in the office. He’s been hitting the booze for a week now.
See also: bottle, hit

hit the booze

verb
See also: booze, hit
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