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Topic: DRINK

Language: Old English
Origin: drincan

drink

1 verb
     
drink
drink1 S2 W2 past tense drank past participle drunk
1 [intransitive and transitive]DFD 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.
2 [intransitive]DFD to drink alcohol, especially regularly or too much:
He's been drinking heavily since his wife died.
I don't drink.
My flatmate Cherry drinks like a fish (=regularly drinks a lot of alcohol).
3

drink yourself silly/into a stupor/to death etc

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.
4

drink somebody under the table

to drink more alcohol than someone but not feel as ill as them:
He could drink nearly anyone under the table.
5

What are you drinking?

spokenDFD used to offer to buy someone a drink, especially in a pub
6

drink somebody's health

British English to wish someone good health before having an alcoholic drink

drink something in ↔

phrasal verb
to look at, listen to, feel, or smell something in order to enjoy it:
She just sat there, drinking in the atmosphere.

drink to something

phrasal verb
1DFD to wish someone success, good luck, good health etc before having an alcoholic drink:
Let's drink to your success in your new job.
2

I'll drink to that!

spoken used to agree with what someone has said

drink up

phrasal verb
DFD to drink all of something
drink something ↔ up
Drink up your milk.
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