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Having consumed a lot of alcohol; drunk:‘what worries me is what they'll get up when we arrive—they're a bit bevvied’
intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlinView synonyms
- ‘The executive is mainly concerned about young people's appalling drinking habits, but youngsters do not so much buy rounds as get themselves bevvied up on vodka before they leave home.’
- ‘And the moral of the story is, don't ask sarcastic expats for money at midnight, when they're bevvied up.’
- ‘Never mind... Let's get bevvied next time, and have a laugh.’
- ‘Extended happy hour 5-9pm gives plenty of time to get well bevvied before the show.’
- ‘But, as he concedes, no matter how bevvied they get, few expect them to beat the likes of Italy in the competition.’
- ‘The Skipper couldn't understand how we were getting bevvied every day.’
- ‘Gangs of bevvied thugs stumble the streets, eyeing pedestrians as the lion does the gazelle.’
- ‘Little bars down sidestreets are dripping with character, but remember no matter how quaffable the lovely red wine is, getting bevvied up is not a very Italian thing to do.’
- ‘The girls would stand, or sit, along one side of the dance floor and the boys, after they got bevvied up, would stand, or sit, along the other side.’
- ‘Old dears about to get bevvied on whisky or port and lemon used to cry: ‘Through the teeth and round the gums / Watch out tumtum, here it comes.’’
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