Topic: DRINK

Language: Old English
Origin: drincan


1 verb
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).

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.

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.

What are you drinking?

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

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.

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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