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    can we use beer as a verb?

    "Tom sat in there watching the game beering and belching like two old whales."

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    "Let's go beer a few."

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    Re: can we use beer as a verb?

    Here's another: Beer me!

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    Re: can we use beer as a verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post
    Here's another: Beer me!
    Is it the informal use? Many dictionaries don't contain that defenition.

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    Re: can we use beer as a verb?

    It's not standard English, which is why it hasn't reached the standard dictionaries. (It's listed in this dictionary, Urban Dictionary: beer me)

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    Re: can we use beer as a verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post
    It's not standard English, which is why it hasn't reached the standard dictionaries. (It's listed in this dictionary, Urban Dictionary: beer me)
    Would it make sence if I said "we got beered yesterday at the party"?

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    Re: can we use beer as a verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would it make sence if I said "we got beered yesterday at the party"?
    No.

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    Re: can we use beer as a verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Is it the informal use? Many dictionaries don't contain that defenition.
    It's informal- there's a Jack Lemmon film where he's busy typing and says Cigarette me as a way of asking someone to stick a lit cigarette in his mouth. I don't know if the usage is widespread enough to attract the attention of dictionary makers, but if you're standing at a bar and a friend says it, the meaning's clear. I haven't heard get beered like that, but I have heard we were beered up, meaning drunk, so get beered up could work. Again, it a slang usage and not something very common, in BrE at least.


    The Jacl Lemmon line was in a 1974 film, so it's nothing new: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Front_Page_(1974_film)

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