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drunk

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Pronunciation: /drʌŋk
 
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past participle of drink

Definition of drunk in English:

adjective

[predicative]
1Affected by alcohol to the extent of losing control of one’s faculties or behaviour: he was so drunk he lurched from wall to wall she was drunk on vodka
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin;
British informal legless, steaming, bevvied, paralytic, Brahms and Liszt, half cut, out of it, having had a skinful, bladdered, trolleyed, well away, squiffy, tiddly, out of one's box, having had one over the eight, cut, steamed, mullered, slaughtered, lashed
Scottish informal fou
North American & Australian/New Zealand informal shickered, shot
Australian informal full, as full as a goog, inked
South African informal lekker
euphemistic tired and emotional
informal , dated stoned, lit up, as tight as a tick
British informal , dated half seas over, pixilated
archaic sotted, besotted, foxed, screwed
1.1 (drunk with) Overcome with (a strong emotion): the crowd was high on euphoria and drunk with patriotism
More example sentences
  • 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.

noun

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1A person who is drunk or who habitually drinks to excess: we staggered up the path like a couple of drunks
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
heavy drinker, hard drinker, serious drinker, problem drinker;
alcoholic, dipsomaniac, chronic alcoholic, alcohol abuser, alcohol addict, person with a drink problem
US informal juicehead
Australian/New Zealand informal hophead, metho
archaic toper
vulgar slang pisshead, piss artist
1.1 informal A drinking bout; a period of drunkenness: he used to go on these blind drunks

Phrases

drunk and disorderly

1
Creating a public disturbance under the influence of alcohol: arrested for being drunk and disorderly
More example sentences
  • 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 lord (or skunk)

2
Extremely drunk.
Example sentences
  • 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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