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Drunk is the past participle of the verb 'drink'.
Drunk is also an adjective. If someone is drunk, they have drunk too much alcohol and are not in complete control of their behaviour.
When someone drinks too much alcohol and loses control of their behaviour, you say that they get drunk.
Drunken has the same meaning as 'drunk' but it is only used in front of a noun. You do not say that someone 'is drunken'.
You use drunken rather than 'drunk' to describe the behaviour of people who are drunk.
You also use drunken rather than 'drunk' to describe people who are often drunk.
|Noun||1.||drunk - a chronic drinker |
alcoholic, alky, boozer, dipsomaniac, lush, souse, soaker - a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
|2.||drunk - someone who is intoxicated|
drunk-and-disorderly - someone arrested on the charge of being drunk and disorderly; "they delivered the drunk-and-disorderlies to the county jail"
|Adj.||1.||drunk - stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol); "a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors"; "helplessly inebriated"|
|2.||drunk - as if under the influence of alcohol; "felt intoxicated by her success"; "drunk with excitement"|
excited - in an aroused state
"Man, being reasonable, must get drunk;"
"The best of Life is but intoxication" [Lord Byron Don Juan]
"It's the wise man who stays home when he's drunk" [Euripides The Cyclops]
"Two things a man cannot hide: that he is drunk, and that he is in love" [Antiphanes]
drunk and disorderly behaviour (Jur) → embriaguez f y alteración f del orden público
he was arrested for being drunk and disorderly → lo detuvieron por embriaguez y alteración del orden público
to get drunk → emborracharse
to get sb drunk → emborrachar a algn
to be drunk on whisky → estar borracho de whisky
to get drunk on wine → emborracharse de vino
to be as drunk as a lord or a skunk → estar borracho como una cuba