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cold turkey

noun as in complete and sudden withdrawal from an addictive substance

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Example Sentences

She quit the protests cold turkey in October, found a spiritual adviser, started to channel her desire to burn the system down into building up her community.

While most moderate drinkers can handle withdrawal symptoms on their own, if you are truly alcohol-dependent, quitting cold turkey may not actually be safe.

Going "cold turkey" off of heroin, while difficult, is not impossible—and very rarely fatal.

When pushed, users and addicts (including myself), have proven willing to drop the BlackBerry cold turkey.

His jumpiness, he said, was caused by quitting smoking cold turkey.

Quitting cold turkey "had serious physical and psychological effects" that were "extremely negative and lasted a long time."

After two weeks of cold turkey, I sensed he was faltering and bought him some Nicotine gum.

Tootles, said Flick severely, put the cold soup, the cold turkey and the cold pig upon the table.

The alehouse was kept by that cousin of Felix's who was so fond of 'delicate cold turkey,' and who had such choice cherry-brandy.

In a few minutes, a small table, furnished with a cold turkey and a decanter of wine, was laid for her in the bower.

Cut the cold turkey meat into dice and mix it with twice the quantity of diced celery and one cupful of broken walnut meats.

Take a cold roast-beef bone, pieces of beefsteak, the rack of a cold turkey or chicken.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cold turkey, such as: abrupt withdrawal, crash, detox, detoxification, on the wagon, and sudden withdrawal.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.