drunk

Definition of drunk

 (Entry 1 of 3)

past participle of drink

drunk

adjective
\ ˈdrəŋk How to pronounce drunk (audio) \

Definition of drunk (Entry 2 of 3)

1a : having the faculties impaired by alcohol
b : having a level of alcohol in the blood that exceeds a maximum prescribed by law legally drunk
2 : dominated by an intense feeling drunk with rage
3 : relating to, caused by, or characterized by intoxication : drunken drunk driving

drunk

noun

Definition of drunk (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : a period of drinking to intoxication or of being intoxicated a 2-day drunk
2 : one who is drunk especially : drunkard

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Synonyms & Antonyms for drunk

Synonyms: Adjective

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of drunk in a Sentence

Adjective I don't like being around drunk people. She was so drunk that she could barely walk. I was drunk and couldn't think straight. We got drunk on wine. Noun you can't trust anything that old drunk says after a weeklong drunk he was unable to remember anything
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective An investigation into that incident found that both pilots on that plane were drunk at the time of the crash. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 6 July 2021 That lawsuit, filed on behalf of Schulz's estate and the couple's three kids, is ongoing in Jefferson Circuit Court and alleges Bowman Field Liquors knew Pozo Illas was drunk but took no steps to prevent him from driving. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, 2 July 2021 Responding officers found no violence had taken place and believed both were drunk. cleveland, 18 June 2021 Deputies who responded assumed Collins was drunk and left after nine minutes, according to court records. Kelly Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 June 2021 Freeman also noted that officers believed Kraus was drunk at the time of incident. NBC News, 14 June 2021 Bryant fumbles a few lines, which, funnily enough, makes her character appear to actually be drunk. Matthew Love, Vulture, 28 May 2021 According to The Journal, the complaint said that during a marketing tour in the United States in June 2016, the woman helped Neymar, who appeared to be drunk, into his hotel room after midnight. Kevin Draper, New York Times, 27 May 2021 He could also be heard saying that his stepfather was drunk and attacking him with a broom. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 25 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun For years, Melvin wrote off his father as a drunk before fully understanding that alcoholism is a disease. Stephen Battaglio Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 16 June 2021 Your guy, the Marine — he’s just a drunk and a troublemaker. Raga Justin, Dallas News, 14 June 2021 Wayne plays the tough Sheriff John T. Chance, who enlists the help of an old timer, a drunk and a young gunfighter to hold in jail the brother of the big baddie. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 26 May 2021 Of course prior to the show the schedule leaked like an old drunk with a bladder condition. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 May 2021 But Ruby fell for Briar, so Ivy stayed on, marrying a pill-popping drunk whose only talent is fathering children. Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2020 Police arrested a man at a drunk-driving checkpoint May 21. Cheryl Higley, cleveland, 29 May 2021 Knoxville also reflected on his castmates struggles with addiction and the death of Ryan Dunn, who died in a drunk-driving accident in 2011. Rasha Ali, USA TODAY, 25 May 2021 On May 1, an Avon Lake woman was stopped for a traffic violation and arrested on a drunk-driving charge. Cheryl Higley, cleveland, 8 May 2021

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First Known Use of drunk

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1779, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for drunk

Adjective

Middle English drunke, alteration of drunken

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The first known use of drunk was in the 14th century

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drunk

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of drunk

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having drunk so much alcohol that normal actions (such as talking, thinking, and moving) become difficult to do
: behaving in an unusual or improper way because of excitement, anger, etc.

drunk

noun

English Language Learners Definition of drunk (Entry 2 of 2)

disapproving : a person who is drunk or who often gets drunk
informal : a period of time when someone drinks too much alcohol

drunk

Kids Definition of drunk

 (Entry 1 of 3)

past participle of drink

drunk

adjective
\ ˈdrəŋk How to pronounce drunk (audio) \
drunker; drunkest

Kids Definition of drunk (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : being so much under the influence of alcohol that normal thinking and acting become difficult or impossible
2 : controlled by a strong feeling drunk with power

drunk

noun

Kids Definition of drunk (Entry 3 of 3)

drunk

Medical Definition of drunk

 (Entry 1 of 3)

past part of drink

drunk

adjective
\ ˈdrəŋk How to pronounce drunk (audio) \

Medical Definition of drunk (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : having the faculties impaired by alcohol
2 : of, relating to, or caused by intoxication : drunken convicted of drunk drivingTime

drunk

noun

Medical Definition of drunk (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : a period of drinking to intoxication or of being intoxicated
2 : one who is drunk especially : drunkard

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