Definition of drunk in English:


Syllabification: drunk
Pronunciation: /drəNGk
past participle of drink.


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1Affected by alcohol to the extent of losing control of one’s faculties or behavior: he was so drunk he lurched from wall to wall drunk on vodka
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  • What better opportunity are you going to get to show off your moves on stage for a room full of drunk strangers?
  • Sometimes, in this industry, crazy drunk people call you at work for no apparent reason.
  • There were reports of car surfing, vandalism and a high number of drunk teenagers.
1.1 [predicative] (drunk with) Overcome with (a strong emotion): the crowd was high on euphoria and drunk with patriotism
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  • They act like radicals drunk with power, doing what ever it takes to destroy any opposing political force that dares to challenge it.
  • Floral tributes perfume the cool morning air and the atmosphere is drunk with sweetness.
  • He was filled with euphoria for this moment, drunk with passion.


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1A person who is drunk or who habitually drinks to excess.
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  • The crowd is even bigger than when he went in because of a couple of drunks who have taken up residence on a bench nearby.
  • It probably would have been better if I had been drunk; they say drunks fall off all sorts of things and are fine, because they're floppy.
  • The headache usually begins half an hour after drinking, and drunks can have very serious headaches.
drunkard, inebriate, drinker, tippler, imbiber, sot; heavy drinker, binge drinker, problem drinker, alcoholic, dipsomaniac
informal boozer, soak, lush, wino, alky, rummy, barfly
archaic toper
1.1 informal A drinking bout; a period of drunkenness: he used to go on these blind drunks


drunk and disorderly

Creating a public disturbance under the influence of alcohol.
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  • Following scuffles, eight teenagers were arrested for being drunk and disorderly, four for public order offences and three for causing a breach of the peace.
  • A judge convicted of being drunk and disorderly in a kebab shop has had his Yorkshire law offices closed amid allegations of financial irregularities.
  • It was only an offence to be drunk and disorderly in a public place.

(as) drunk as a skunk

Extremely drunk.
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  • Freezing cold and drunk as a skunk, I am doing the sensible thing and ploughing forward through the snowy city streets toward home, as if I have a purpose.
  • He was drunk as a skunk, barely standing and being abusive.
  • Then later, drunk as a skunk, he asked for a cigarette again.

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