fix up v.2
1. (US drugs) to inject heroin or morphine.
|Actors’ Boarding House (1906) 272: Now I’m fixed up.|
|Constance Dunlap 298: I must fix up a bit.|
|Getting Straight 3: You want to fix up this afternoon?|
|Dark Spectre (1996) 21: While the mother is waiting for the water to heat, she decides to fix up.|
2. to give someone, usu. an alcoholic, a drink.
|Alcoholics (1993) 26: You’ve got to fix me up, Doc. Boy, if I don’t get a drink fast I’m going to fall apart.|
3. to give (or sell) someone some narcotic; the image is of dealing with withdrawal symptoms.
|‘Snowbound’ in Gangster Stories Oct. n.p.: ‘Like to sniff a deck? Fix you up — steady your nerves’.|
|Narcotics Lingo and Lore.|
|in Hellhole 145: Take a seat there, Cindy, and I fix you up. You want a little shot now?|
|Jones Men 217: We gon fix you up.|