- v. chiefly UK alternative spelling of breathalyze.
- v. test someone's alcohol level in his blood by means of a breathalyzer
“It only took a couple of weeks for things to settle down and it was young people themselves who suggested we breathalyse people at the gate, which is what we now do.”
“This reduction of itself would be extreme enough but I also see that the government are also planning to give the police the power to stop motorists at random and breathalyse motorists even if their driving is faultless.”
“Police can only breathalyse drivers if they have reason to believe a driving offence has been committed and that motorists are under the influence of alcohol.”
“And as for just randomly stopping people to breathalyse them whether or not there is concern for it:”
“Oh, Christ, are you planning to breathalyse me, officer?”
“I'd give up my pension for the chance to breathalyse a sod like Formby.”
“Some 40 inmates rioted at the jail in West Sussex on New Year's Day after officers attempted to breathalyse them.”
“The violence at Ford started after guards attempted to breathalyse inmates for contraband alcohol in the early hours, it is understood.”
“He said: "This disturbance appeared to have started when the staff were doing absolutely what they should have done, which was, after seeing people drink alcohol, wishing to breathalyse them and that would have then had consequences for the prisoners concerned, such as taking them away from an open prison.”
“Staff have been running around trying to breathalyse prisoners, it's been reminiscent of the end scenes of The Benny Hill Show, the only thing missing was the music.”
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