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"drunk" in American English

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drunk

us   /drʌŋk/
  • drunk (DRINK)

past participle of drink

drunkadjective

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
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"drunk" in British English

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drunkverb

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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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