1. (drugs, also stone up) to render or become intoxicated with a drug, usu. marijuana or hashish; thus stoned adj. (2)
|Duke 4: A lot of guys chew coke. Once you really chew coke it will really stone you.|
|All Night Stand 121: You go cook, quick-quick, we go now stone quick-quick.|
|Psychotic Reactions (1988) 37: Jagger makes me wait forty-five minutes while he primps and stones up in his dressing room.in|
|Leaves of Grass 21: A Quid Deal should stone 4 people if smoked / 5 people if cooked.|
|Real Thing 154: They’re all male plants [...] It wouldn’t stone a budgerigar.|
|Bill [...] on the Planet of Robot Slaves (1991) 37: Captain Bly [...] has stoned himelf unconscious on that cheap drek he smokes.|
|(con. 1969) Suicide Charlie 151: One thing we knew for certain was that the NVA was into junk. Sometimes we found bags of the stuff on dead assault troops. Stone ’em up before they hit the wire.|
2. in fig. use, to create the same effect without drugs.
|Rally Round the Flag, Boys! (1959) 46: ‘You stone me,’ she said fondly. ‘I mean you drive me ape.’.|
|Florida Roadkill 235: It stoned Serge on a depressing déjà vu he got whenever Key West was cold.|
3. (US) to criticize.
|Man with the Golden Arm 225: Quit stonin’ yourself. You ain’t that sick.|
4. (US) to cause trouble for.
|Web of the City (1983) 10: He was in Pancoast’s custody, and any infraction of the rules would stone him good.|
(drugs) to become over-intoxicated by a drug, usu. marijuana or hashish.
|(con. 1948) Flee the Angry Strangers 139: I don’t want to stone out.|
see sense 1 above.
SE in slang uses
an excl. of surprise.
|They Drive by Night 15: What you transport blokes want to get married for I don’t know. Stone me if I do.|
|Night and the City 27: Gord stone me over the ’urdles.|
|Caught (2001) 64: But stone me up a bloody gum tree, thank God I got a job on land.|
|Fings I i: Well, stone me.|
|All Night Stand 75: Well, stone me, I suppose it was some sick kraut joke.|
|Dead Butler Caper 61: ‘Stone me,’ said Hotpants [...] ‘You don’t half look a sight.’.|
|Only Fools and Horses [TV script] Stone me! Never mind.‘A Losing Streak’|
|If... 9 May in If Files (1997) 150: Stone me! It’s the P.L.P. – Look at them all!|
|A Few Kind Words and a Loaded Gun 124: Stone me, they’re getting into it young nowadays!|
(orig. Aus./N.Z.) an excl. of surprise, wonder, alarm.
|[||Supposes IV ii: If I get a stone I will scare the crows with you].(trans.)|
|Handful of Ausseys 199: A Billjim, if questioned upon this matter, would quickly give his version. ‘Gord speed the crows!’ he would ejaculate.|
|N.Z. Observer 1 May 18/1: Stone the crows, Fatty, what did they give you the Military Medal for?|
|Rose of Spadgers 98: Black eye? An’ wot a nose! / Oh, stone the crows!‘The Knight’s Return’ in|
|Shearer’s Colt 10: ‘Stone the crows!’ said the trainer, ‘why, it’s Dear Boy Dickson!’.|
|(con. 1830s–60s) All That Swagger 373: Love the crows, Mar! ain’t you heard the windows rattling fit to split. [Ibid.] 395: Stone the crows! A beetle or a windmill!|
|Townsville Daily Bull. 20 Jan. 2/5: Stone the lizards, wasn’t I wild.|
|We Were the Rats 74: ‘God stone the bleedin’ crows,’ he snarled.|
|Otterbury Incident 65: Cor stone the crows, ’ave a ’eart, young gents.|
|Riverslake 160: Stone the blasted crows, ain’t there any Aussies in this damn dump?|
|Maori Girl 146: ‘Stone the crows!’ he thought.|
|Worlds of If Jan. 128/2: So, Mr. Editor, - keep printing, keep up the great stories and, stone the crows, mate, keep IF rolling... (Miss) Dianne Hall-Clarke[...] Caringbah, Sidney [sic.], N.S.W., Australia.|
|Fair Go, Spinner 10: ‘Stone the lizards!’ howled the farmer.|
|Steptoe and Son [TV script] Stone the flaming crows, I forgot all about you.‘Cuckoo in the Nest’|
|Only Fools and Horses [TV script] Struth! Stone the crows!‘The Miracle of Peckham’|
|White Shoes 264: Stone the bloody crows, Les! You’re not bad.|
|PS, I Scored the Bridesmaids 89: Strewth, mate, stone the crows, G’day.|