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Meaning of “drunk” in the English Dictionary

"drunk" in British English

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drunkverb

uk   us   /drʌŋk/

drunkadjective [usually after verb]

uk   us   /drʌŋk/
B2 unable to ​speak or ​act in the ​usual way because of having had too much ​alcohol: I gotcompletely drunk at my sister's ​wedding. I'd had a ​couple of ​glasses of ​wine but I ​certainly wasn't drunk. He came ​home last ​night blind (= ​extremely) drunk.drunk and disorderly specialized the ​crime of ​behavingbadly in ​public after ​drinking too much ​alcoholdrunk with power having a ​strong and ​unreasonablefeeling of being ​able to ​control other ​people

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drunknoun [C]

uk   us   /drʌŋk/ (also drunkard) disapproving
(Definition of drunk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"drunk" in American English

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drunk

 us   /drʌŋk/
  • drunk (DRINK)

past participle ofdrink

drunkadjective

 us   /drʌŋk/
  • drunk adjective (TOO MUCH ALCOHOL)

unable to ​behavecorrectly or as ​usual because of ​drinking too much ​alcohol

drunknoun [C]

 us   /drʌŋk/
  • drunk noun [C] (ALCOHOLIC)

a ​person who ​regularlydrinks too much ​alcohol
(Definition of drunk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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