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crack house

A building, often one that is run-down, where crack and other drugs are commonly sold and used. I'd steer clear of that place on the corner—it really looks like a crack house.
See also: crack, house
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crack house

n. a house or dwelling where crack (sense 7) is sold and used. (Drugs.) In one dilapidated neighborhood, there is a crack house on every block.
See also: crack, house
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He said he is working with black and Latino activists, preachers and politicians to get rid of crack houses, exonerate inmates and gain rights for immigrant workers.
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The closure order is similar to that used by police to shut drug "crack houses".
The Government, to its credit, has given new powers to the police and councils to close crack houses and get drug dealers off the streets.
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It is these 'new kids on the block' that are causing concern, particularly in their ability to quickly establish a network of contacts and create so-called crack houses - four of which have been closed down by police since August.
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