Definition of drunk adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//drʌŋk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//drʌŋk//
    see also drink Addiction
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  1. 1  [not usually before noun] having drunk so much alcohol that it is impossible to think or speak clearly She was too drunk to remember anything about the party. His only way of dealing with his problems was to go out and get drunk. They got drunk on vodka. Police arrested him for being drunk and disorderly (= violent or noisy in a public place because of being drunk). opposite sober See related entries: Addiction
  2. 2drunk with something (formal) in a great state of excitement because of a particular emotion or situation drunk with success
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: past participle of drink; compare with drunken.Extra examples Harry went out and got drunk last night. He came home blind drunk, as usual. He was still half drunk. I was beginning to feel very drunk. She was almost drunk with all these new impressions. She was arrested for drunk driving. The wine had made him drunk. drunk with fatigue His only way of dealing with his problems was to go out and get drunk.Idioms extremely drunk
    (as) drunk as a lord (British English) (North American English (as) drunk as a skunk)
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    (informal) very drunk
    extremely drunk and noisy He rolled home roaring drunk at 3 o’clock in the morning.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: drunk