pump (one) full of (something)

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pump (one) full of (something)

To forcefully fill one with something. My psychiatrist pumped me full of antidepressants as a child, and it numbed me to the world. The gangsters drove by with their Tommy guns and pumped their rivals full of lead.
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pump somebody full of something

fill somebody with something, especially drugs: They pumped her full of painkillers.
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It was just in time, as Jenson rapidly starting deteriorating, forcing doctors to pump him full of antibiotics in a bid to stop the condition taking over his tiny body.
It was just in time, as Jenson rapidly starting deteriorating forcing doctors to pump him full of antibiotics in a bid to stop the condition taking over his tiny body.
The suit, filed just days before a two-year statute of limitations expired, claims that the league drafted Boogaard because of his reputation as a fighter, only to pump him full of prescription pain medication when he suffered injuries.
Take James Bond, pump him full of testosterone and steroids and you have Cage, the newest secret agent to hit the big screen.