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intoxicate (someone) with (something)
1. To use something to charm, enthrall or fascinate someone. Once you intoxicate him with your beauty, then I'll sneak by him into the room with the safe.
2. To cause someone to become drunk by consuming some alcoholic substance (named after "with"). We'll intoxicate him with some hard liquor, and then he'll tell us everything!
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intoxicate someone with someone or something
Fig. to enthrall or entrance someone with someone or something. (See also intoxicate someone with something.) She intoxicated him with her smiling eyes. The king intoxicated the dignitaries with his beautiful daughter, whom he offered in marriage to the bravest of them all.
intoxicate someone with something
to make someone drunk with alcohol. I think that the plaintiff set out to intoxicate the defendant with liquor and then fake a crime. Jed set out to intoxicate Max with gin and then rob him. Alice intoxicated herself with too much whiskey.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.