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Meaning of "dry drunk" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DRY DRUNK

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DRY DRUNK

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Dry drunk is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DRY DRUNK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

dry drunk

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international mutual aid fellowship founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio. AA states that its primary purpose is "to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety". With other early members Wilson and Smith developed AA's Twelve Step program of spiritual and character development. AA's Twelve Traditions introduced in 1946 to help be stable and unified while disengaged from "outside issues" and influences. The Traditions recommend that members and groups remain anonymous in public media, altruistically help other alcoholics, avoiding affiliations with any other organization. The Traditions also recommend that those representing AA avoid dogma and coercive hierarchies. Subsequent fellowships such as Narcotics Anonymous have adopted and adapted the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions to their respective primary purposes. AA has no opinion on the medical nature of alcoholism; nonetheless, AA is regarded as a proponent and popularizer of the disease theory of alcoholism. AA is credited with helping many alcoholics achieve and maintain sobriety.

Definition of dry drunk in the English dictionary

The definition of dry drunk in the dictionary is an alcoholic who is not currently drinking alcohol but is still following an irregular undisciplined lifestyle like that of a drunkard.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DRY DRUNK

dry battery
dry cell
dry distillation
dry dock
dry farmer
dry farming
dry fly
dry ginger
dry goods
dry goods store
dry hole
dry ice
dry kiln
dry land
dry law
dry lightning
dry martini
dry measure
dry nurse
dry out

WORDS THAT END LIKE DRY DRUNK

cabin trunk
crunk
drunk
half-drunk
preshrunk
punch-drunk
Saratoga trunk
shrunk
tree trunk
trunk
undrunk
unshrunk
wardrobe trunk

Synonyms and antonyms of dry drunk in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «dry drunk» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DRY DRUNK

Find out the translation of dry drunk to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of dry drunk from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «dry drunk» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

干醉
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

borracho seco
570 millions of speakers

English

dry drunk
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सूखी नशे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

في حالة سكر الجاف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сухой пьян
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bêbado seco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শুকনো মাতাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ivrogne à sec
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mabuk kering
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

trocken betrunken
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ドライ酔っ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

건조 술에 취해
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Garing mabuk
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

say khô
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உலர்ந்த குடித்துவிட்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कोरड्या मद्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kuru sarhoş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ubriaco secco
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

suche pijany
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сухий п´яний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

beat uscat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξηρό μεθυσμένος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

droë dronk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

torr drucken
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tørr drukket
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of dry drunk

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DRY DRUNK»

The term «dry drunk» is used very little and occupies the 153.540 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DRY DRUNK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dry drunk

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DRY DRUNK»

Discover the use of dry drunk in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dry drunk and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Dieting: A Dry Drunk
The dream that all eating addicts yearn for can be brought into reality. If you re ready and willing to move out of bondage and toward peace, self-respect, and recovery, THIS is the workbook for you.
Becky L. Jackson, 2010
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Lexicon of Psychiatry, Neurology, and the Neurosciences
The dry drunk syndrome. Center City, MN: Hazelden Foundation, 1983). Despite being abstinent, the person may still be suffering many of the emotional symptoms common to actively drinking alcoholics. A survey of AA members revealed that ...
Frank J. Ayd, 2000
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Getting Started in AA
Dry Bender: A phrase used in the Big Book to mean a dry drunk. See "Dry Drunk." Dry Drunk: A condition characterized by a return to alcoholic thinking and behavior even though the alcoholic has not yet returned to drinking. One of the best ...
Hamilton B., 1995
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100 Questions & Answers About Alcoholism
... demonstrated the validity of this concept, yet its application persists in the recovery field. The concept of a dry drunk is generally linked with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and is used to describe the individual who has stopped drinking but ...
Charles Herrick, Charlotte Herrick, 2009
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The Zen of Eating: Ancient Answers to Modern Weight Problems
The first book to apply the 2,500-year-old principles of Zen Buddhism to the modern struggle with the vicious cycle of dieting, losing, and regaining weight teaches readers how to find freedom from eating problems and the desires that ...
Ronna Kabatznick, 1998
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Alcoholism: The Cause, the Cure ; the Proven Holistic ...
Hypoglycemia & Dry-drunk Symptoms are Identical Another obvious indicator that ties hypoglycemia and alcoholism together is the identical symptoms they share in the absence of sugar /alcohol. They are a direct result of the imbalanced  ...
Genita Petralli, 2004
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Overcoming Your Alcohol, Drug and Recovery Habits
Perhaps most insulting is "dry drunk," an expression coined by the RGM to describe anyone who seems noncompli- ant or dares deviate from Program norms. They say that failure to "work a good program" spurs the dry drunk syndrome. Yet, of ...
James DeSena, 2002
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The Everything Health Guide to Addiction and Recovery: ...
The Myth of the “Dry Drunk” The “dry drunk” is no myth at all. It is a very real syndrome that many alcoholics have to face. A dry drunk is an individual who has given up drinking alcohol, but hasn't relinquished the thoughts and behaviors that  ...
Linda L. Simmons, 2008
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Freedom from Codependency
An important contribution to human understanding from the field of addiction counseling was identification of the "dry drunk syndrome." Addiction counselors had long recognized that while many alcoholics could succeed in maintaining ...
Philip St. Romain, 2010
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Pathways: From the Culture of Addiction to the Culture of ...
E. From Dry Drunk to Sobriety. Ralph found himself sitting in on a supervisory orientation session being conducted during the initial implementation of an employee assistance program at his company. Somewhere in the give-and-take of ...
William L. White, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DRY DRUNK»

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Review: Is There a Dry Drunk In Your Life?
What's new in Dry Drunk is the more complex and nuanced portrait it draws of the audience for whom the book was written — the ... «Santa Barbara Independent, Jun 15»
2
Caitlyn Jenner: Reality show gets a title, why her name isn't spelled …
This man is like a dry drunk, he may be divorcing Kris Jennerbut he hisstill under the influence. By the sheer fact he chose a name that can be ... «Globalnews.ca, Jun 15»
3
BWW Reviews: COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA Marked by David …
Matching Krstansky's emotional intensity, Derek Hasenstab simmers and explodes as Doc, the epitome of a so-called "dry drunk" who takes ... «Broadway World, Apr 15»
4
True sobriety only comes with learning to cope
Being abstinent or reducing one's use — that is, being a dry drunk — is different from learning to cope with frustration, intimacy, honesty, and ... «Boston Globe, Apr 15»
5
False Confessions: Even with the advent of DNA, police …
They told him perhaps he had blacked out during a “dry drunk,” something they said recovering alcoholics experience, and had killed his ... «Creative Loafing Tampa, Apr 15»
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Defendant's guilty plea in decades-old slaying a relief for man once …
He had heard the term “dry drunk” applied to recovering alcoholics who blank out for stretches of time and later don't recall their actions. During ... «TBO.com, Mar 15»
7
Sheila Jordan Jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan
Jordan said she was a “dry drunk” in the '80s, as cocaine took over her life. And then she had what she calls a spiritual awakening. “I was on ... «Santa Fe New Mexican, Mar 15»
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The rule of the Boomer Dads is over. Down with the groovy patriarchy!
George W Bush was the born-again dad who went from party guy and alleged rail-snorter to white-knuckle dry drunk, without ever making a ... «The Guardian, Feb 15»
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Let it pour: Dry January hit a nerve
“You are what is considered a 'dry drunk.' Would you say the same thing about a heroin addict that quit for a year and then relapsed, or would ... «The Seattle Times, Feb 15»
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Domestic violence: A leading cause of homelessness in the state …
Paul was a “dry drunk” then, more tolerable without alcohol, but on a lot of prescription drugs. He ended up dying of a heart attack shortly after ... «Southernminn.com, Feb 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Dry drunk [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/dry-drunk>. Mar 2020 ».
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