breathalyze

[[t]bre̱θəlaɪz[/t]]
breathalyzes, breathalyzing, breathalyzed
VERB: usu passive
If the driver of a car is breathalyzed by the police, they ask him or her to breathe into a special bag or device in order to test whether he or she has drunk too much alcohol. [mainly BRIT]

[be V-ed] She was breathalysed and found to be over the limit.

(in BRIT, also use breathalyse)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • breathalyze — reathalyze v. to test the alcohol content of someone s blood by means of a breathalyzer. Syn: breathalyse. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breathalyze — (Amer.) v. use a breathlyzer to test a motorist s breath for alcohol and determine if he/she is intoxicated (also breathalyse) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • breathalyze — UK [ˈbreθəˌlaɪz] / US verb [transitive] Word forms breathalyze : present tense I/you/we/they breathalyze he/she/it breathalyzes present participle breathalyzing past tense breathalyzed past participle breathalyzed if police officers breathalyze a …   English dictionary

  • breathalyze — breath|a|lyze [ breθə,laız ] verb transitive if police officers breathalyze a driver, they use a Breathalyzer to check how much alcohol the driver has drunk …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • breathalyze — breathalyser (US trademark Breathalyzer) ► NOUN ▪ a device used by police for measuring the amount of alcohol in a driver s breath. DERIVATIVES breathalyse (US breathalyze) verb. ORIGIN blend of BREATH(Cf. ↑breath) and ANALYSE(Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • breathalyze — verb To estimate the alcohol content of a persons blood by using a breathalyzer …   Wiktionary

  • breathalyze — breath|a|lyze also lyse BrE [ˈbreθəl aız] v [T] to make someone breathe into a special piece of equipment in order to see if they have drunk too much alcohol to be allowed to drive …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • breathalyze — To administer a breathalyzer test …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • breathalyze — verb test someone s alcohol level in his blood by means of a breathalyzer • Syn: ↑breathalyse • Hypernyms: ↑check • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody …   Useful english dictionary

  • breathalyzed — breathalyze (Amer.) v. use a breathlyzer to test a motorist s breath for alcohol and determine if he/she is intoxicated (also breathalyse) …   English contemporary dictionary

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