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What is Geeking?

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Updated October 31, 2012

Definition:

Geeking is a verb used by drug users to describe binge crack use, and the behavior that surrounds or supports binge crack use, such as shoplifting, stealing, and pawning property, and engaging in sex work, to raise cash to purchase crack.

Geeking can also be used to describe the paranoia experienced by people who are on crack, which can be observed through behaviors such as obsessively peeking out of the window looking for police they think may be outside, or searching for fragments of crack on the floor.

The term "geeking" was discovered through ethnographic research with crack cocaine smokers in central Ohio.

Pronunciation: gEEk-ing
Examples:
John was geeking for three days on crack cocaine.

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