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Selfishly appropriate or keep (something, especially a cannabis cigarette):‘don't bogart that joint, my friend’
- ‘Don't bogart this information - spread the word.’
- ‘This is sad, really, because if you're bogarting the Convocation Mall for an evening to set up a beer garden, then it would be in your best interest to make sure that there are people there to drink the beer.’
- ‘So don't bogart that joint, my friend, pass it over to me.’
- ‘Tell that to the woman whose trophies she'd bogarted.’
- ‘My neighbor has learned how to bogart his wireless signal.’
- ‘Dude, don't bogart the platform.’
- ‘Stop bogarting the last beer, Wolf.’
- ‘Hell, I tell people that all the time so they don't bogart my joint.’
- ‘He shoulders his way in, bull that he is, by bogarting his way past the people in front of the line.’
- ‘Blissfully unaware of pot-smoking etiquette, he proceeds to bogart it down to the ashes.’
- ‘So a broad driving a Mercedes is bogarting her way across traffic to make that important turn into the entrance closest to Bloomingdales.’
- ‘They mistakenly believed he had tried to bogart the gas and poach the summit.’
- ‘Last week, she asked to copy your social studies homework and you caved, but you don't want her bogarting all of your hard-earned work!’
- ‘As part of the interview process, he sent a video of himself bogarting a massive pipe full of opium.’
- ‘I also want to bogart some of the many Red Eyes gig posters left over from evenings past, the better to decorate my home and office.’
- ‘There is no bogarting of the microphone; from the first shimmering bars of the album you hear that this trio have found a magical balance.’
- ‘Like Eminem, ecstasy, and Outkast, this election has been co-opted by our moms and dads and it's time for us to say, ‘Don't bogart it!’’
- ‘Then he bogarts all the weed and later on rats everyone out to the cops.’
- ‘Traffic was nil, except for us, which was fortunate considering the way I was bogarting both lanes.’
- ‘So now I'm bogarting a hundred camels for my wannabe Chekhovian slices-of-life film?’
1960s: from Bogart, Humphrey, who often smoked in films.
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