1. (also cap up) to transfer bulk drugs (in powder form) into capsules for sale.
|(con. 1948) Flee the Angry Strangers 243: We got a little cappin to do.|
|Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960) 134: If you’re a good capper and cap it yourself and sell part of it [...] You can keep your habit up.|
|We are the People Our Parents Warned Us Against 175: Two other young men were seated around a table capping acid.|
|Pimp 158: Let’s [...] cap up and bag up that stuff for those jokers.|
|Jones Men 179: Right now I want to cut this stuff and recap it for tomorrow.|
|Big Huey 16: I bought a few hundred 0-size gelatine capsules from a chemist, capped the gear up, and sold it within a week.|
|ONDCP Street Terms 5: Cap up — Transfer bulk form drugs to capsules.|
2. to be given drugs for free.
|(con. 1950s–60s) in Little Legs 193: cap being treated to drugs when you have no money.|
(US drugs) to inject a narcotic.
|Scene (1996) 99: ‘I gotta [...] cap my stuff up.’ ‘You mean cap your arm up, trick!’.|