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screeching (drunk)

Sl. intoxicated; very drunk. How can anybody be so screeching drunk on four beers? She's not just drunk; she's screeching.
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screeching

verb
See also: screech
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First, calm, nonconfrontational conversations about an issue as aggravating as "constant barking, whining, screeching, howling, braying" often do not go as smoothly as one might wish.
Then the brakes were screeching and when it stopped there was a dreadful silence on the plane before people started asking what had happened.
She sent Andy packing - and gave Harvey away, because he kept screeching Claire's name.
She said: "The first I heard was the screeching and then a bump, straight away I heard my neighbour's voice.
Despite the health benefits of a brush with the screeching doctor I think I'd take a hurricane any day.
I hate to bring the show to a screeching halt," he says, his voice escalating to his trademark shriek, "hut all of you are going to die someday too.
I decided it just needed a little lubrication, so I picked up a can of spray silicone, turned on the dryer, got down on my hands and knees and sprayed what I thought was a screeching belt.
Peter Grant, 18, told jurors at Cambridge Crown Court that the phone went dead after his conversation with 19-year-old Lisa Kent and he only heard the sound of a revving engine and screeching tyres.
I don't want to do screeching tires and I don't want to hold a gun.
In the opening scene the performers gallop, snorting like wild horses, leaping high and screeching to a halt, inches from the front edge of the stage.
What part of 10,000 cicadas screeching don't You understand?
All About My Mother, which opens in New York and Los Angeles on November 19, is the story of Manuela (Cecilia Roth), a thirty-something mother--and organ-transplant counselor--in Madrid whose life comes to a screeching halt when her beloved teenage son, an aspiring writer desperate to know his deadbeat dad's identity, is killed in an automobile accident as she looks on.
Hundreds of them slap the sky screeching flailing and