drunk

(redirected from drunks)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

drunk

 (drŭngk)
v.
Past participle of drink.
adj.
1.
a. Intoxicated with alcoholic liquor to the point of impairment of physical and mental faculties.
b. Caused or influenced by intoxication.
2. Overcome by strong feeling or emotion: drunk with power.
n.
1. A drunkard.
2. A bout of drinking.
Usage Note: As an adjective, the form drunk is generally used after a verb such as be or seem, while the form drunken is used in front of a noun to modify it directly: They were drunk last night, but A drunken waiter at the restaurant ruined our evening. Using drunk in front of a noun is less formal, although the phrases drunk driver and drunk driving, which have become fixed expressions, are exceptions to this. Drunken also has a more general use, with the meaning "characterized by or related to alcohol or intoxication," as in a drunken sauce (one that has something containing alcohol, such as beer or wine, as an ingredient) or a drunken affair (a celebration in which the participants become drunk). Drunk generally does not have this meaning, although the noun drunk comes close, being a disparaging term for someone characterized by frequent drunkenness or alcoholism. A differentiation between drunk and drunken is sometimes made in legal language, wherein a drunk driver is a driver whose alcohol level exceeds the legal limit, and a drunken driver is a driver who is inebriated.

drunk

(drʌŋk)
adj
1. intoxicated with alcohol to the extent of losing control over normal physical and mental functions
2. (Psychology) overwhelmed by strong influence or emotion: drunk with joy.
n
3. a person who is drunk or drinks habitually to excess
4. informal a drinking bout
[Old English druncen, past participle of drincan to drink; see drink]

drunk

(drʌŋk)

adj.
1. being in a temporary state in which one's physical and mental faculties are impaired by an excess of alcoholic drink; intoxicated.
2. overcome or dominated by a strong feeling or emotion: drunk with passion.
3. pertaining to or caused by intoxication.
n.
4.
a. an intoxicated person.
5. a period of drinking alcohol heavily: a week-long drunk.
v.
6. pp. and nonstandard pt. of drink.
usage: Both drunk and drunken are used as modifiers before nouns naming persons: a drunk customer; a drunken merrymaker. Only drunk occurs after a linking verb: The actor was drunk with success. drunken is almost always the form used with nouns that do not name persons: drunken arrogance; a drunken brawl. See also drink.

drunk

drunken

Drunk is the past participle of the verb 'drink'.

See drink
1. 'drunk' used as an adjective

Drunk is also an adjective. If someone is drunk, they have drunk too much alcohol and are not in complete control of their behaviour.

The colonel was so drunk that he could barely get his words out.
She was being driven home by an extremely drunk young man.

When someone drinks too much alcohol and loses control of their behaviour, you say that they get drunk.

He had decided that he was never going to get drunk again.
We all got happily drunk.
2. 'drunken'

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'.

...stiffer penalties for drunken drivers.
Groups of drunken hooligans smashed windows and threw stones.

You use drunken rather than 'drunk' to describe the behaviour of people who are drunk.

...a long drunken party.
I descended into a deep drunken sleep.

You also use drunken rather than 'drunk' to describe people who are often drunk.

Where will she go? Back to her drunken husband in Canada?
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drunk - a chronic drinkerdrunk - a chronic drinker      
alcoholic, alky, boozer, dipsomaniac, lush, souse, soaker - a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
imbiber, juicer, toper, drinker - a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
2.drunk - someone who is intoxicated
imbiber, juicer, toper, drinker - a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
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

drunk

adjective
1. intoxicated, loaded (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), tight (informal), canned (slang), flying (slang), bombed (slang), stoned (slang), wasted (slang), smashed (slang), hammered (slang), steaming (slang), wrecked (slang), soaked (informal), out of it (slang), plastered (slang), drunken, blitzed (slang), pissed (Brit, Austral., & N.Z. slang), lit up (slang), merry (Brit. informal), stewed (slang), pickled (informal), bladdered (slang), under the influence (informal), sloshed (slang), tipsy, maudlin, well-oiled (slang), legless (informal), paralytic (informal), tired and emotional (euphemistic), steamboats (Scot. slang), tiddly (slang, chiefly Brit.), off your face (slang), zonked (slang), blotto (slang), fuddled, inebriated, out to it (Austral. & N.Z. slang), tanked up (slang), bacchic, rat-arsed (taboo slang), Brahms and Liszt (slang), half seas over (informal), bevvied (dialect), babalas (S. African), fu' (Scot.), pie-eyed (slang) I got drunk and had to be carried home.
noun
1. drunkard, alcoholic, lush (slang), boozer (informal), toper, sot, soak (slang), wino (informal), inebriate A drunk lay in the alley.
Quotations
"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

adjective
Stupefied, excited, or muddled with alcoholic liquor:
Informal: cockeyed, stewed.
Idioms: drunk as a skunk, half-seas over, high as a kite, in one's cups, three sheets in the wind.
noun
1. A person who is habitually drunk:
2. A drinking bout:
Slang: bat, bender, booze, jag, tear.
Translations
ثَمِلسَكْرانسِكّير، سَكْرانشَخْصٌ سَكْران
opilýopilec
fuldfulderikalkoholikerberusetdranker
ebria
alkashalkohoolikjoodik
مست
juoppohumalainen
pijanpijanac
iszikittas
drukkinn manneskja; fyllibyttadrukkinn, ölvaîur
酔った酔っぱらい
술취한주정뱅이
ebriaebriumebrius
girtasgirtogirtumasgirtuoklisvairavimas esant neblaiviam
apreibisapskurbisdzērājspiedzēries
opilecpijan
pijanpijanec
fullfyllo
เมาคนเมา
người say rượusay rượu

drunk

[drʌŋk]
A. PP of drink
B. ADJ (drunker (compar) (drunkest (superl)))
1.borracho, tomado (LAm)
drunk and disorderly behaviour (Jur) → embriaguez f y alteración f del orden público
he was arrested for being drunk and disorderlylo detuvieron por embriaguez y alteración del orden público
to get drunkemborracharse
to get sb drunkemborrachar a algn
to be drunk on whiskyestar borracho de whisky
to get drunk on wineemborracharse de vino
to be as drunk as a lord or a skunkestar borracho como una cuba
2. (fig) → ebrio
to be drunk on or with successestar ebrio de éxito
C. Nborracho/a m/f
D. CPD drunk driver Nconductor(a) m/f en estado de embriaguez
drunk driving N (esp US) = drink-driving

drunk

[ˈdrʌŋk]
pp of drink
adjivre, soûl(e)
He was drunk → Il était ivre.
to get drunk → s'enivrer, se soûler
nivrogne mf
The streets were full of drunks → Les rues étaient pleines d'ivrognes.

drunk

ptp of drink
adj (+er)
(= inebriated)betrunken; he was slightly drunker war leicht betrunken or etwas angetrunken; to get drunkbetrunken werden (on von); (on purpose) → sich betrinken (on mit); to be drunk on winevon Wein betrunken sein; to be as drunk as a lord or skunk (inf)blau wie ein Veilchen sein (inf); to be drunk and disorderly (Jur) → durch Trunkenheit öffentliches Ärgernis erregen
(fig) to be drunk with or on successvom Erfolg berauscht sein; to be drunk with or on power/freedom/joyim Macht-/Freiheits-/Freudenrausch sein
nBetrunkene(r) mf; (habitual) → Trinker(in) m(f), → Säufer(in) m(f) (inf)

drunk

[drʌŋk]
1. pp of drink
2. adjubriaco/a (fig) → ebbro/a, ubriaco/a
to get drunk → ubriacarsi
to arrest sb for being drunk and disorderly → arrestare qn per ubriachezza molesta
3. nubriaco/a

drunk

(draŋk) verb
see drink.
adjective
overcome by having too much alcohol. A drunk man fell off the bus; drunk with success.
noun
a drunk person, especially one who is often drunk.
ˈdrunkard (-kəd) noun
a person who is often drunk. I'm afraid he's turning into a drunkard.
ˈdrunken adjective
1. drunk. drunken soldiers.
2. caused by being drunk. a drunken sleep.
drunken ˈdriving noun
(also drunk driving) driving under the influence of alcohol.
ˈdrunkenness noun

drunk

ثَمِل, سَكْران opilec, opilý fuld, fulderik betrunken, Betrunkener μεθυσμένος borracho, ebrio humalainen, juoppo ivre, ivrogne pijan, pijanac ubriaco 酔った, 酔っぱらい 술취한, 주정뱅이 dronken, dronkenlap full, fyllik pijak, pijany bêbado пьяный full, fyllo เมา, คนเมา sarhoş người say rượu, say rượu 喝醉了, 醉酒者

drunk

n. borracho-a, ebrio-a.

drunk

(pp de drink) adj borracho; to get — emborracharse; n (person) borracho -cha mf
References in classic literature ?
After supper pap took the jug, and said he had enough whisky there for two drunks and one delirium tremens.
And of course, having drunk my beer, Captain Nelson must now buy beer in turn.
For an hour he did not move but sat perfectly still, filling his being with the spicy odor that made him half drunk with happiness.
Nikita, the only one of Vasili Andreevich's labourers who was not drunk that day, ran to harness the horse.
An' I'll not say how we like th' ale yet, for we couldna well taste it till we'd drunk your health in it; but the dinner was good, an' if there's anybody hasna enjoyed it, it must be the fault of his own inside.
Suppose you yourself go and sober up, for I know that the other day you went to visit a woman, and that you got drunk with her on two grivenniks.
She says that I set Diana DRUNK Saturday and sent her home in a disgraceful condition.
The man's drunk," said I, perhaps officiously; "you'll do no good.
The fellow is not so drunk as he appears to be," said Danglars.
When he had made much money through the strength of his elephant, he would get extremely drunk and give Moti Guj a beating with a tent-peg over the tender nails of the forefeet.
You'll find him a bit disappointing at first, he only comes out at his best when he's drunk.
But say, Tom, now's a mighty good time to get that box, if Injun Joe's drunk.