Definition of breathalyse in English:


Line breaks: breath|alyse
Pronunciation: /ˈbrɛθəlʌɪz
(US breathalyze)


[with object]
(Of the police) use a breathalyser to test how much alcohol (a driver) has consumed: he was later breathalysed at Cirencester Police Station
More example sentences
  • If police are able to breathalyse drivers for alcohol, there is no reason why they should not take mouth samples.
  • He was breathalysed at the police station at about 12.02am.
  • My wife had heard the other driver say that he had been at the Golf Club and asked the police to breathalyse him.

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