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speed·ball

 (spēd′bôl′)
n.
1. A game resembling soccer but differing mainly in that a ball caught on the fly may be passed with the hands and points may be scored by a forward pass over the goal line.
2. Slang An intravenous dose of cocaine mixed with heroin or an amphetamine.
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speedball

(ˈspiːdˌbɔːl)
n
(Recreational Drugs) slang a mixture of heroin with amphetamine or cocaine
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speed•ball

(ˈspidˌbɔl)

n.
1. any combination of a stimulant and a depressant taken together, esp. a mixture of heroin and cocaine or heroin and methamphetamine injected into the bloodstream.
v.i.
2. to take a speedball.
[1930–35, Amer.]
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Translations

speedball

[ˈspiːdbɔːl] N
1. (= game) → speedball m
2. (= drugs) → chute m de cocaína con heroína
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