Meaning of “under the influence” in the English Dictionary

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"under the influence" in British English

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under the influence

drunk:

Driving under the influence is a very serious offence.

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

"under the influence" in American English

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under the influence

drunk, or having drunk some alcohol:

He was arrested for driving under the influence.

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

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