boog·ie (bgē, bgē) Slang
intr.v. boog·ied, boog·y·ing, boog·ies
1. To dance to rock music.
a. To get going; leave: We're late; let's boogie.
b. To move quickly: boogied down the road in their car.
1. Strongly rhythmic rock music.
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