Definition of breath test in English:

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breath test

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noun

A test in which a driver is made to blow into a breathalyser to check whether they have drunk more than the legally permitted amount: he lost his driving licence for a year for failing to give a breath test
More example sentences
  • At the roadside the respondent was asked to provide a specimen of breath for a breath test.
  • One of the officers then formed the opinion that he had been drinking and requested him to provide a specimen for a breath test.
  • The House held that failure to comply with the instructions in relation to a roadside breath test did not invalidate the test.

verb

(breath-test) [with object] Give (someone) a breath test: the police asked to breath-test him
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  • The police failed to either breath-test him or arrange for a blood test.
  • He also said the NSC welcomed new laws that would make it easier for gardaí to stop and breath-test drivers.
  • I can always get you breath-tested in the morning.
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