past participle of drink
- 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 vodkaMore example sentences
intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin; blind drunk, dead drunk, rolling drunk, roaring drunk, (as) drunk as a lord, (as) drunk as a skunk; sottish, tippling, toping, gin-soaked• informal tight, merry, the worse for wear, woozy, pie-eyed, two/three sheets to the wind, under the table, plastered, smashed, wrecked, sloshed, soused, well oiled, sozzled, blotto, blitzed, canned, stewed, pickled, tanked (up), soaked, bombed, hammered, blasted, off one's face, out of/off one's head, out of one's skull, wasted, wired, in one's cups, reeling, cock-eyed, zonked, guttered, fuddled, stinko, rattedBritish • 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, lashedScottish • informal fouNorth American • informal loaded, trashed, crock, juiced, sauced, squiffed, swacked, strung out, liquored up, out of one's gourd, in the bag, zoned, blitzed, rippedSouth African • informal lekker• euphemistic tired and emotional
- 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 (drunk with) Overcome with (a strong emotion): the crowd was high on euphoria and drunk with patriotismMore 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.
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- 1A person who is drunk or who habitually drinks to excess: we staggered up the path like a couple of drunksMore example sentences
drunkard, inebriate, drinker, imbiber, tippler, sot; heavy drinker, hard drinker, serious drinker, problem drinker; alcoholic, dipsomaniac, chronic alcoholic, alcohol abuser, alcohol addict, person with a drink problemUS • informal juicehead• archaic toper
- 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.
drunk and disorderly
- Creating a public disturbance under the influence of alcohol: arrested for being drunk and disorderlyMore 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)
- Extremely drunk.More 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.