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drink-driving

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Definition of drink-driving in English:

noun

[mass noun] British
The crime of driving a vehicle with an excess of alcohol in the blood: he recently served a four-month sentence for drink-driving
More example sentences
  • French police found that Paul was over the legal limit for drink-driving at the time of the crash.
  • At the time of the chase, he was on bail for drink-driving and driving while banned.
  • He has been released on bail, pending analysis of a blood sample, for drink-driving.

Derivatives

drink-driver

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noun
Example sentences
  • In other words, not all drink-drivers who watched the advertisements were caught by the police, and some who did not watch the advertisements were among those who were caught.
  • The convicted drink-driver admitted to the officers he had ‘been in trouble with the police for violence’.
  • We will be revealing the identity of convicted drink-drivers who shamelessly put lives at risk.

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