drug

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
drug

Plural
drugs

A pill with a drug inside
Someone smoking drugs
  1. (countable) Drugs are substances such as alcohol, cocaine, or aspirin, that people take to make changes in their body.
    He's in jail for 3 to 15 years for drug trafficking.
    You no longer require a doctor's prescription for some drugs.
    The Canadian Government launched an investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs by athletes.
    When children have a fever, avoid giving them any over-the-counter drugs that contain aspirin.
    The government is trying to stop traffic in illegal guns and drugs.
    Can you pick up some toilet paper at the drug store?


Verb[change]

Plain form
drug

Third-person singular
drugs

Past tense
drugged

Past participle
drugged

Present participle
drugging

  1. (transitive) If you drug somebody, you give them a drug, usually to put them to sleep.
    They put me in hospital, drugged me up and left me in there for two years.


Plain form
drag

Third-person singular
drags

Past tense
drug

Past participle
drug

Present participle
dragging

  1. (US); (not standard) The past tense and past participle of drag.