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Intoxicated by drink or drugs:‘we're all hanging out getting blitzed as usual’
intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlinintoxicated, inebriated, on drugs, drugged, stupefied, befuddled, delirious, hallucinatingView synonyms
- ‘The streets of our cities are awash with ne'er-do-wells blitzed on pints of binge.’
- ‘The conversations will last no more than five minutes, discussing Napoleon's short stature, and then everyone can, at long last, get blitzed on the merlot.’
- ‘I got quite thoroughly blitzed and Justina was drunk enough to read palms.’
- ‘Lots and lots of stout-hearted drunkards got blitzed on mead thousands of years before beer or grain alcohol appeared on the scene.’
- ‘A mate phoned me up to go out - I went to the Garage and got absolutely blitzed.’
- ‘They frowned on His Devilishness because he was easy-going, slothful, frequently blitzed out of his head, and interested only in pleasure.’
- ‘But if somebody is bent on getting blitzed, no policy is 100 percent foolproof in stopping a drunk from getting behind the wheel.’
- ‘I met quite a few girlfriends drunk at parties that I would have never attended without being blitzed.’
- ‘I look pretty happy and at peace there, except I was actually completely blitzed on morphine and praying to go to sleep.’
- ‘"So we're all hanging out getting blitzed as usual.’
- ‘"What does she do when she gets blitzed?"’
- ‘"I haven't been slaving in this kitchen since 9 a.m. so you could go out and get blitzed and eye the bimbos," I said.’
- ‘They can be blitzed with huge amounts of chemicals.’
- ‘I saw a reincarnation of Joey Ramone who was so blitzed that he was finally dragged out by his ankles.’
- ‘One large bottle will get you completely blitzed.’
- ‘I do however go out and get blitzed far too often, and wake up the next day feeling rotten having spent a lot of money!’
- ‘The single player game begins with Conker getting impossibly blitzed and stumbling out into a dark starry night.’
- ‘He'd gotten blitzed at Tacky's Tavern and came home at bar time smelling like a brewery.’
- ‘They appeared even redder than before and were totally blitzed.’
- ‘True co-dependency is achieved when he hooks up with Jen, a girlfriend who also gets regularly blitzed.’
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