Green’s Dictionary of Slang

booze v.

also boose, booze it, buse
[bouse v.]

1. [mid-16C+] to drink.

2. [early 19C] to toast, to drink to.

3. [late 19C+] to drink away, i.e. money.

In compounds

boozing crib (n.)

[mid-19C] a public house.

In phrases

booze up (v.)

see separate entry.