drink1 S2 W2 past tense drank past participle drunk
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to take liquid into your mouth and swallow it:
You should drink plenty of water.
What would you like to drink?
Take a seat while I get you something to drink.
She filled the glass and drank.
to drink alcohol, especially regularly or too much:
He's been drinking heavily since his wife died.
I don't drink.
Don't drink and drive.
My flatmate Cherry drinks like a fish (=regularly drinks a lot of alcohol).
to drink so much alcohol that you become very drunk or unconscious, or die:
If he goes on this way he'll drink himself to death.
to drink more alcohol than someone but not feel as ill as them:
He could drink nearly anyone under the table.
used to offer to buy someone a drink, especially in a pub
6 British English
to wish someone good health before having an alcoholic drink
drink something in ↔phrasal verb
She just sat there, drinking in the atmosphere.
drink to somethingphrasal verb
to wish someone success, good luck, good health etc before having an alcoholic drink:
Let's drink to your success in your new job.
used to agree with what someone has said
drink upphrasal verb
to drink all of something
drink something ↔ up
Drink up your milk.