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Slang

OD

This page is about the slang term 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

a. splash cold shower on their face

b. call an ambulance immediately

c. try to get them to sit in a chair

Slang of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey