tank up

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To intoxicate oneself, especially with alcohol.
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"Thanksgiving eve," he repeated. "We was to have a leetle celebration Thanksgiving eve." And he added somewhat anxiously: "You ain't forgot about that, Bill? It's an awful long time since we had a drink." / "Last time you had too many," Skookum Bill reminded him. / "What if I had?" Dobbs asked, in injured tones. "I get durn little fun in life, and I'm gettin' old. About the only time I feel good and like I used to is when I'm tanked up. Wait twenty years and you'll know."

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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tank upTo fill up.
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