Definition of drink and drive in English:

drink and drive


  • Drive a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

    • ‘He urged motorists to stick to speed limits, pay attention when driving, wear seatbelts at all times, never drink and drive and always drive according to road conditions.’
    • ‘This is encouraging people to drink and drive when the message is not to drink and drive at all.’
    • ‘Since then, the message has been remorselessly driven home: do not drink and drive.’
    • ‘Men are almost three times more likely to drink and drive than women drivers, with 31% of men and 11% of women having driven while drunk.’
    • ‘He added: ‘There is a hardcore of reckless drivers who continue to drink and drive.’’
    • ‘But, despite Government publicity campaigns, including a series of shock TV commercials, some drivers are still willing to take a chance and drink and drive.’
    • ‘Alcohol impairs the senses, and people do all sorts of foolishness on the road when they drink and drive.’
    • ‘The number of positive tests given after collisions is a stark reminder of just how dangerous it is to drink and drive.’
    • ‘‘Nobody wants to be involved in such an accident but the chances are very high if you drink and drive,’ he said.’
    • ‘He was very popular and not the type of lad to drink and drive or take drugs.’