drive under the influence

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of drive under the influence

US
: to drive while drunk
  • He was arrested for driving under the influence.

Word by Word Definitions

drive play
  1. : to frighten or prod (game, cattle, etc.) into moving in a desired direction

  2. : to go through (an area) driving game animals

  3. : to carry on or through energetically

  1. : an act of driving:

  2. : a trip in a carriage or automobile

  3. : an instance of collecting and moving animals (such as game or cattle) together in a desired direction

under play
  1. : in or into a position below or beneath something

  2. : below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

  3. : in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. : below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

  2. : subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

  3. : receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. : lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side

  2. : facing or protruding downward

  3. : lower in rank or authority : subordinate

influence play
  1. : an ethereal fluid held to flow from the stars and to affect the actions of humans

  2. : an emanation of occult power held to derive from stars

  3. : an emanation of spiritual or moral force

  1. : to affect or alter by indirect or intangible means

  2. : to have an effect on the condition or development of


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