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coke1

[kohk] /koʊk/
noun
1.
the solid product resulting from the destructive distillation of coal in an oven or closed chamber or by imperfect combustion, consisting principally of carbon: used chiefly as a fuel in metallurgy to reduce metallic oxides to metals.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), coked, coking.
2.
to convert into or become coke.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English colke, coke, equivalent to Old English col coal + -(o)ca -ock
Related forms
cokelike, coky, adjective

coke2

[kohk] /koʊk/
noun
1.
verb (used with object)
2.
to affect with a narcotic drug, especially with cocaine (usually followed by up or out).
Origin
1905-10, Americanism; short for cocaine

Coke

[koo k] /kʊk/
noun
1.
Sir Edward, 1552–1634, English jurist and writer on law.
Also, Cooke.
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Examples from the web for coke
  • The blast-furnace rose in the eighteenth century and developed with the use of coke.
  • The resultant wood coke can be further burned to drive steam turbine generators.
  • Watch what happens to your coke when you leave it in the sun.
  • coke's use of social media has won it a strong fan base.
  • It made countless best-of lists and came to define coke rap.
  • coke consumption takes off at the upper end of the development scale.
  • But he never considered how pot, smack, and coke would factor into the mix.
  • coke and heroin are on the rise, weed's the staple diet.
  • Atop the commode sat a half-finished bourbon and coke.
  • We all remember what happened to him after he went under and was caught selling coke.
British Dictionary definitions for coke

coke1

/kəʊk/
noun
1.
a solid-fuel product containing about 80 per cent of carbon produced by distillation of coal to drive off its volatile constituents: used as a fuel and in metallurgy as a reducing agent for converting metal oxides into metals
2.
any similar material, such as the layer formed in the cylinders of a car engine by incomplete combustion of the fuel
verb
3.
to become or convert into coke
Word Origin
C17: probably a variant of C14 northern English dialect colk core, of obscure origin

coke2

/kəʊk/
noun
1.
(slang) short for cocaine

Coke1

/kəʊk/
noun
1.
trademark short for Coca-Cola

Coke2

/kʊk; kəʊk/
noun
1.
Sir Edward. 1552–1634, English jurist, noted for his defence of the common law against encroachment from the Crown: the Petition of Right (1628) was largely his work
2.
(kʊk). Thomas William, 1st Earl of Leicester, known as Coke of Holkham. 1752–1842, English agriculturist: pioneered agricultural improvement and considerably improved productivity at his Holkham estate in Norfolk
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Contemporary definitions for coke
noun

See Coca-Cola

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Word Origin and History for coke
n.

"residue of fuel," 1690s, northern English dialect, perhaps a variant of Middle English colke "core, charcoal" (c.1400), itself possibly related to -colc, an Old English word for "pit," which perhaps would give it a sense of "what is left in the pit after a fire."

shortened form of cocaine, 1908, American English.

Coke

soft drink, 1909, shortening of brand name Coca-Cola.

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coke in Medicine

coke (kōk)
n.
Cocaine.

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Slang definitions & phrases for coke

coke

modifier

: coke peddlers/ coke sniffer

noun

Cocaine (1908+)


Coke

noun

Coca-Cola, trademark name of a soft drink (1909+)


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Related Abbreviations for coke

coke

cocaine
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