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booze

 (bo͞oz) Slang
n.
1.
a. Hard liquor.
b. An alcoholic beverage.
2. A drinking spree.
intr.v. boozed, booz·ing, booz·es
To drink alcoholic beverages excessively or chronically.

[Alteration of obsolete bouse, from Middle English bousen, to drink to excess, from Middle Dutch būsen.]

booz′er n.
booz′i·ly adv.
booz′y adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boozing - the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excessboozing - the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; "drink was his downfall"
intemperateness, intemperance - consumption of alcoholic drinks
drinking bout - a long period of drinking
Translations
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References in classic literature ?
He's taken to quiet boozing, and, Bobby, when the butt of a room goes on the drink, or takes to moping by himself, measures are necessary to pull him out of himself.
Chinese and Japanese shops and dens abounded, all confusedly intermingled with low white resorts and boozing dens.
CORRIE star Michael Le Vell is boozing again after being sober for two years, we can reveal.
What is needed is a massive change in attitude towards drink, so that heavy boozing is no longer viewed as normal and routine but something damaging and odd.
Boozing can also affect zinc and iron levels, which are required to feed healthy hair.
I've pointed out the dangers of boozing and highlighted the benefits of cutting down, such as the fact that it prolongs your life.
Can he take the chance or will his irresponsible boozing mean that he'll wreck the budding relationship he's started with single-mum Jean (Maggie Gyllenhaal)?
The force has already led the way with initiatives such as that in the Colwyn Bay area where police carrying breathalysers go on the beat to catch young people boozing in parks and on the street.