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

     

    drug

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//drʌɡ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//drʌɡ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they drug
    BrE BrE//drʌɡ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//drʌɡ//
     
    he / she / it drugs
    BrE BrE//drʌɡz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//drʌɡz//
     
    past simple drugged
    BrE BrE//drʌɡd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//drʌɡd//
     
    past participle drugged
    BrE BrE//drʌɡd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//drʌɡd//
     
    -ing form drugging
    BrE BrE//ˈdrʌɡɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrʌɡɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1drug somebody/something to give a person or an animal a drug, especially to make them unconscious, or to affect their performance in a race or competition He was drugged and bundled into the back of the car. It's illegal to drug horses before a race. The Civil Liberties group campaigns against forced drugging of prisoners. He was asleep, heavily drugged with tranquillizers.
  2. 2drug something to add a drug to somebody’s food or drink to make them unconscious or sleepy Her drink must have been drugged. More Like This Consonant-doubling verbs bob, club, dub, grab, rub, sob, throb kid, nod, pad, plod, prod, shred, skid, thud beg, blog, bug, drag, drug, flag, hug, jog, log, mug, nag, plug bar, confer, infer, occur, prefer, refer, star, stir, transfer acquit, admit, allot, chat, clot, commit, jut, knit, pat, regret, rot, spot, submit (in British English:) appal, cancel, channel, control, counsel, enrol, equal, excel, fuel, fulfil, label, level, marvel, model, pedal, quarrel, signal, travelSee worksheet.
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French drogue, possibly from Middle Dutch droge vate, literally ‘dry vats’, referring to the contents (i.e. dry goods).Idioms
    be drugged up to the eyeballs
     
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    to have taken or been given a lot of drugs
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: drug