- drink-drivingis the form in BrE for the legal offence of driving a vehicle with an excess of alcohol in the blood; in AmE it is drunk driving (usually as two unhyphened words). The corresponding forms for the offender are drink-driver and (again mostly without hyphen in AmE) drunk driver.
Modern English usage. 2014.
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drink driving — in road traffic law, a convenient term often used to describe driving or attempting to drive while unfit through drink or drugs; being in charge of a vehicle while so unfit; driving while the proportion of alcohol in breath, blood or urine is… … Law dictionary
drink-driving — n [U] BrE driving a car after having drunk too much alcohol American Equivalent: drunk driving >drink driver n … Dictionary of contemporary English
drink-driving — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ the crime of driving a vehicle with an excess of alcohol in the blood … English terms dictionary
drink-driving — noun a) Operation of a motor vehicle after recently consuming an alcoholic beverage. A reformed alcoholic with an “appalling” history of drink driving between three and five times the legal limit was jailed yesterday. b) A criminal offence… … Wiktionary
drink-driving — drink driˈving noun and adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑drink … Useful english dictionary
Drink-driving — ➡ driving * * * … Universalium
drink-driving — noun Brit. the crime of driving a vehicle with an excess of alcohol in the blood. Derivatives drink driver noun … English new terms dictionary
drink-driving — /drɪŋk ˈdraɪvɪŋ / (say dringk druyving) noun the driving of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. –drink driver, noun … Australian English dictionary
drink-driving — noun (U) BrE driving a car after having drunk too much alcohol; drunkdriving AmE … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
drink-driving — UK / US noun [uncountable] British driving after you have drunk too much alcohol. The American word is drunk driving … English dictionary