Meaning of “drunk” in the English Dictionary

"drunk" in English

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uk /drʌŋk/ us /drʌŋk/

drunkadjective [ usually after verb ]

uk /drʌŋk/ us /drʌŋk/

B2 unable to speak or act in the usual way because of having had too much alcohol:

I got completely 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 behaving badly in public after drinking too much alcohol

drunk with power

having a strong and unreasonable feeling of being able to control other people

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drunknoun [ C ]

uk /drʌŋk/ us /drʌŋk/ also drunkard disapproving

(Definition of “drunk” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /drʌŋk/

drunk (DRINK)

past participle of drink


us /drʌŋk/

drunk adjective (TOO MUCH ALCOHOL)

unable to behave correctly or as usual because of drinking too much alcohol

drunknoun [ C ]

us /drʌŋk/

drunk noun [ C ] (ALCOHOLIC)

a person who regularly drinks too much alcohol

(Definition of “drunk” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)