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drunk

verb uk   /drʌŋk/ us  
past participle of drink

drunk

adjective [usually after verb] uk   /drʌŋk/ us  
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.UK 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

drunk

noun [C] uk   /drʌŋk/ (also drunkard) disapproving us  
a person who drinks large amounts of alcohol very often and is unable to stop
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