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1. verb To leave or depart. Dude, I hear sirens—we better boogie before the cops get here.
2. verb To dance, often to rock music specifically. I hope you'll boogie with me tonight—my husband hates to dance.
3. verb To become focused and work diligently on something. Fine, take a break now, and then we'll boogie.
4. verb, vulgar slang To have sex. I heard that Katie and Brad boogied last night after leaving the bar together.
5. noun A style of dance that is often done to rock music. I'm not great with the boogie—can you show me some moves?
6. noun Solid mucus removed from the nose. Ew, quit rubbing your boogies on me, or I'll tell Mom! I don't have any noticeable boogies, do I?

boogie board

1. noun A shorter type of surfboard that one typically lies on. Aw man, I forgot my boogie board—I guess I'll just have to hang out on the beach and watch you guys.
2. verb To ride waves with such a board. We're going to the beach to boogie board today, if you want to come.
See also: board, boogie

boogie down

To go or hurry to some place or event. I'll boogie down to the store after I finish watching this show.
See also: boogie, down

boogie down to (some place)

To go or hurry to some place or event. I'll boogie down to the store after I finish watching this show.
See also: boogie, down, to

boogie on down

To go or hurry to some place or event. I'll boogie on down to the store after I finish watching this show.
See also: boogie, down, on

full-tilt boogie

1. adverb At the highest capacity or level of performance possible. When I first bought the car it was a total hunk of junk, but after a few months of work, I've got it running full-tilt boogie. After a bit of a slump last year, our manufacturers are back to operating at full-tilt boogie.
2. adverb Very rapidly, recklessly, or with full abandon. When the police showed up, everyone darted full-tilt boogie out of the house.
3. noun An extreme level of performance, capacity, or energy. We've reached a full-tilt boogie in the office, with everyone working extra hours to get the project off the ground.
See also: boogie
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

boogie down (to somewhere)

Sl. to hurry (to somewhere); to go (somewhere). So, why don't you boogie down to the store and load up with goodies for the weekend? I'm gonna boogie down and see what's going on.
See also: boogie, down
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


(ˈbugi and ˈbʊgi)
1. n. a kind of rock dance. I didn’t like the boogie until I learned how to do it right.
2. in. to dance rock-style. I’m too old to boogie.
3. n. a party where the boogie is danced. There’s a boogie over at Steve’s tonight.
4. in. to get down to work; to get down to business. All right, it’s time to boogie. Cool it!
5. and booger n. a piece of nasal mucus. (Usually objectionable.) Is that a boogie on your lip, or what? There’s a booger on his collar.
6. in. to leave. Come on, man. Let’s boogie.
7. n. a tumor. (see also guber.) Looks like a little boogie down in the lung.
8. in. to copulate; to have sex. (Usually objectionable.) Let’s go boogie.

boogie down (to somewhere)

in. to hurry (to somewhere); to go (somewhere). So, why don’t you boogie down to the store and load up with bud and berries for the weekend?
See also: boogie, down, somewhere, to

boogie down

See also: boogie, down


(ˈbugibord and ˈbʊgibord)
1. n. a surfboard. (California.) Get your boogie-board out there in that tube.
2. n. a skateboard. (Teens.) Can you imagine a boogie-board costing 600 dollars?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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