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take drugs

This page is about the collocation take drugs

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to use mind-altering or mood-altering drugs

For example

  • Lots of young people were taking drugs like marijuana in the sixties.

  • People who take hard drugs like heroin can easily become addicted.

Note:
This collocation is usually used to describe the use of drugs that are currently illegal, not legal mood-altering drugs like alcohol and prescription medicines.

Quick Quiz

The drug that Mark was arrested for taking was

a. cocaine

b. caffeine

c. nicotine

Contributor: Matt Errey