Skip to Content

EnglishClub
Home Learn English Teach English MyEnglishClub Home Learn English Teach English MyEnglishClub

OD

Meaning: to take an overdose of a drug

For example:

  • If someone OD's, call an ambulance immediately. After calling, give the person mouth-to-mouth resuscitation if they've stopped breathing.

  • It's very easy to OD and die from taking a narcotic drug like heroin. This is because narcotics are such powerful drugs that taking a dose which is just a little bit stronger than usual can kill a person.

Note: pronounced "oh-dee"

Origin: short for "overdose"

Quick Quiz:

If someone takes drugs and then OD's, you must
  1. splash cold shower on their face
  2. call an ambulance immediately
  3. try to get them to sit in a chair

Privacy & Terms | Contact | Report error
© 1997-2014 EnglishClub