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- verb Present participle of
breathalyse, an alternative spelling of breathalyze.
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He was accused of being drunk, using his phone and driving at 80 mph but after breathalysing John and checking his phone for recent calls, police cleared him.
However, Mel has not reached the spiritual stage of 'offering the other cheek' as yet, judging by his explosive reactions to trivial things that range from breathalysing by the police for drink-driving to inability to absorb a comment from a critic.
I can remember the measurable change in the national atmosphere when the police began serious breathalysing.
Right now as I write, we are coming into the "Police breathalysing Season".