Definition of drunk in English:

drunk

verb

adjective

  • 1Affected by alcohol to the extent of losing control of one's faculties or behavior.

    ‘he was so drunk he lurched from wall to wall’
    ‘she was drunk on vodka’
    • ‘A couple of people walked out when I was in Edinburgh but one of them was a very drunk man and I asked him to leave.’
    • ‘What better opportunity are you going to get to show off your moves on stage for a room full of drunk strangers?’
    • ‘So my experiment to stay continuously drunk nine days straight has hit a slight snag.’
    • ‘We had a drunk chat about it last week and I've thought about it before.’
    • ‘Will drunk college students attempt to scale the seven metre structure?’
    • ‘It's hard to imagine how a drunk bully of a father is likely to remember a law that bans smacking.’
    • ‘Perhaps this is an approach to discouraging driving while drunk and thirsty.’
    • ‘As the train pulled into Shepherds Bush, one of their drunk mates was waiting on the platform and was greeted like a hero.’
    • ‘These are not the kind of responsibilities a drunk cares to shoulder.’
    • ‘The youngsters then fled the scene when the police arrived, only to be picked up later drunk and abusive.’
    • ‘She got really drunk tonight and didn't want to go home to her parents so she showed up here.’
    • ‘Sometimes, in this industry, crazy drunk people call you at work for no apparent reason.’
    • ‘While drunk last weekend, I discovered that I could fit the crowbar through the hole in my earlobe.’
    • ‘Maybe the Professor was even more drunk than he remembers, which is usually the case.’
    • ‘There were reports of car surfing, vandalism and a high number of drunk teenagers.’
    • ‘He then asked them if they thought that a drunk man would have had the presence of mind to jump into the back.’
    • ‘If I had a penny for every cute barman in the world, I'd be a very drunk man.’
    • ‘He had come in a drunken rage only to find her already drunk mother at home.’
    • ‘It's one thing playing to a bunch of drunk students on a Saturday night.’
    • ‘During the past few years, pilots have had to deal with drunk passengers who have kicked holes in the doors.’
    intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin
    blind drunk, dead drunk, rolling drunk, roaring drunk
    sottish, tippling, toping, gin-soaked
    tight, merry, the worse for wear, woozy, pie-eyed, three sheets to the wind, two sheets to the wind, under the table, plastered, smashed, wrecked, sloshed, soused, well oiled, sozzled, blotto, blitzed, canned, stewed, pickled, soaked, bombed, hammered, blasted, off one's face, out of one's head, out off one's head, out of one's skull, wasted, wired, in one's cups, reeling, cock-eyed, zonked, guttered, fuddled, stinko, ratted
    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
    pissed, as pissed as a fart, as pissed as a newt, rat-arsed, arseholed
    fou
    loaded, trashed, crock, juiced, sauced, squiffed, swacked, strung out, liquored up, out of one's gourd, in the bag, zoned, blitzed, ripped
    full
    shickered, shot
    grogged up, as full as a goog, inked
    munted
    lekker
    tired and emotional
    stoned, lit up, as tight as a tick
    half seas over, pixilated
    monged, monged out
    sotted, besotted, foxed, screwed
    crapulent, crapulous, inebriate, bibulous, ebrious, ebriose, ebriate
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    1. 1.1drunk with[predicative] Overcome with (a strong emotion)
      ‘the crowd was high on euphoria and drunk with patriotism’
      • ‘And so, for the next few days or so, we're loopy with love, drunk with it.’
      • ‘Floral tributes perfume the cool morning air and the atmosphere is drunk with sweetness.’
      • ‘The Mets grabbed as headlines this winter with their splashy signings, leaving New York fans drunk with hope.’
      • ‘Yet I was so drunk with what I was doing, and her dark hair, tanned skin and chocolate eyes were all that was needed in order for me to set loose on her.’
      • ‘Finally, still drunk with sleep, Adrian realized it was the phone.’
      • ‘He has become drunk with power as the leader of the tribe.’
      • ‘He was filled with euphoria for this moment, drunk with passion.’
      • ‘His bloodshot eyes were glassy, now drunk with outrage.’
      • ‘They act like radicals drunk with power, doing what ever it takes to destroy any opposing political force that dares to challenge it.’
      • ‘He came to Paris and found his true destiny as a symbolist poet, perpetually drunk with the power, the colour and the music of words.’

noun

  • 1A person who is drunk or who habitually drinks to excess.

    • ‘We can drink a little, drink a lot or become staggering drunks that have stopped studying altogether.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘An unprecedented blitz by police on drunks and licensees who sell alcohol to under-age drinkers starts today.’
    • ‘Police had stopped drunks from hanging about but, over the last couple of months, they have drifted back.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I really wasn't that stoked about getting into a touchy political discourse with a bunch of drunks I didn't know.’
    • ‘How many people in public places are scared of drunks?’
    • ‘Eight objectors have written to the council saying a new licence would mean loud music, late night drunks, loss of parking and damage to their cars.’
    • ‘It should be relatively easy to pick off the strays, the drunks and the aesthetically challenged from the edge of the dance floor.’
    • ‘The two tend to lean on each other, like a couple of drunks propping each other up.’
    • ‘Although the drunks sit and drink directly in front of the CCTV camera little or no action appears to be taken against them.’
    • ‘It follows, then, that Mark's idea of restricting access to alcohol for mean drunks is also a good idea.’
    • ‘I never went in, but sat a way up the road on a bench near the tiny Council garden, the one normally claimed by the weekend drunks, but I was too shattered to care.’
    • ‘The headache usually begins half an hour after drinking, and drunks can have very serious headaches.’
    • ‘In the 10 years that I have been a drinker, I've known a lot of drunks.’
    • ‘Though he admired drunks immoderately, he was seldom seen drunk in what was already a heavy - drinking milieu.’
    • ‘He said he saw a drunk walking down the street who ‘just floated up and disappeared’.’
    • ‘The drunks were still on the streets, but not in great numbers.’
    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 problem
    boozer, soak, lush, wino, alky, sponge, elbow-bender, barfly, tosspot
    juicehead
    hophead, metho
    toper
    pisshead, piss artist
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    1. 1.1informal A drinking bout; a period of drunkenness.
      ‘he used to go on these blind drunks’
      drinking bout, debauch
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Phrases

  • drunk and disorderly

    • Creating a public disturbance under the influence of alcohol.

      • ‘Six men were arrested for being drunk and disorderly, for fighting or for breach of the peace.’
      • ‘An alcoholic was fined £5 by magistrates after pleading guilty to being drunk and disorderly.’
      • ‘He says from now on they will not have to pay fines on their overdue library books, they cannot be arrested for being drunk and disorderly and they get free parking.’
      • ‘It was only an offence to be drunk and disorderly in a public place.’
      • ‘The 32-year-old mum hit a female officer after she was arrested for being drunk and disorderly at the Hylands Park concert.’
      • ‘However, officers at the scene said that, although a number of the fans were arrested for being drunk and disorderly, the day went better than expected.’
      • ‘A judge convicted of being drunk and disorderly in a kebab shop has had his Yorkshire law offices closed amid allegations of financial irregularities.’
      • ‘If police see drunks being verbally abusive to members of the public they will be arrested for drunk and disorderly behaviour or public order offences.’
      • ‘The 24-year-old was arrested for being drunk and disorderly and was due to be questioned today.’
      • ‘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.’
  • (as) drunk as a skunk

    • Extremely drunk.

      • ‘He was drunk as a skunk, barely standing and being abusive.’
      • ‘You know I'm meant to be the fastest hacker in the whole gang and yet here I am drunk as a skunk.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘So I'm feeling guilty because I'm calling an ambulance for someone who's obviously drunk as a skunk.’
      • ‘Beside, nursing Kat through another night of getting drunk as a skunk is not really my idea of fun.’
      • ‘I rode in, off the trail, drunk as a skunk, barely able to stay on my horse.’
      • ‘You can eat and drink like a king for £25 - £30 or banquet and get drunk as a lord for £50.’
      • ‘He's usually drunk as a skunk, or else raising a big stink about something else.’
      • ‘Then later, drunk as a skunk, he asked for a cigarette again.’
      • ‘Even when he was as drunk as a skunk, he was undeniably attractive.’
      intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin
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Pronunciation

drunk

/drəNGk/