Definition of booze verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

booze

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//buːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//buːz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they booze
BrE BrE//buːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//buːz//
 
he / she / it boozes
BrE BrE//ˈbuːzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbuːzɪz//
 
past simple boozed
BrE BrE//buːzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//buːzd//
 
past participle boozed
BrE BrE//buːzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//buːzd//
 
-ing form boozing
BrE BrE//ˈbuːzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbuːzɪŋ//
 
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[intransitive] (informal) (usually used in the progressive tenses) to drink alcohol, especially in large quantities He's out boozing with his mates. He had to quit boozing as it was threatening to wreck his life. See related entries: Addiction Word Origin Middle English bouse, from Middle Dutch būsen ‘drink to excess’. The spelling booze dates from the 18th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: booze