drinkdrink1 /drɪŋk/ ●●●S1W2 verb (past tense drank /dræŋk/, past participle drunk /drʌŋk/)1[intransitive, transitive]DFD to take liquid into your mouth and swallow itYou 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]DFDDRUNK to drinkalcohol, especially regularly or too muchHe’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).3 →drink yourself silly/into a stupor/to death etc4 →drink somebody under the table5 →What are you drinking?6 →drink somebody’s healthTHESAURUSsip (also take a sip) to drink something very slowlyslurp informal to drink something in a noisy waygulp something down (also down something) to drink all of something very quicklyknock something back informal to drink all of an alcoholic drink very quicklyswig (also take/have a swig) informal to drink something quickly with large mouthfuls, especially from a bottleswallow to make food or drink go down your throat and towards your stomachShe swallowed the bitter medicine instead of spitting it out.
drink• "Whiskey?" "No thanks, I don't drink."• What do you want to drink?• Is this water safe to drink?• They had drunk a great deal and the night was warm, but on a sudden they were both stone-coldsober.• He's been depressed, and drinking a lot more recently.• Did you drink a lot over Christmas?• I think people who drink and drive should be banned from driving permanently.• Customers stopping by to drinkcoffee and check on the marketsscreen found themselves locked out.• A man was sitting at a small table in the corner, drinking coffee from a delicatechinacup.• It was clear that Malone had been drinking heavily.• My uncledrinks like a fish, and has done for years.• She's been drinking more heavily recently.• The Romans believed the amethystprevented drunkenness and used to drink out of gobletsstudded with these purplegems.• They drankpowderedmilk instead of fresh.• Pascoe drank some more whisky; then he drank a little more than that.• She picked up the cup and began to drink thirstily.• They want customers to drink up, but wisely.• He was drinkingvodkastraight from the bottle.• Charliedrinks way too much coffee.• Eventually I delivered my health to chance and drank whatever my companions drank.• Drink your coffee before it gets cold.something to drink• Can I get you something to drink?• The ladies were thirsty and wanted something to drink.• Um, I want something to drink.• Do you want something to drink?• I'm really thirsty. Let's stop for something to drink.• Can I bring you something to drink?• I gave them all pencils and a scratchpad and something to drink.• Maybe the ant would bring him something to drink.• Singing loudly he entered the living-room and called for his wife to bring him something to drink.• Some guy with a Cliffside jacketasks me if I want something to drink.• She should have got something to drink while she waited for the chemist but she hadn't thought of it then.drinks like a fish• Luke drinks like a fish.
drinkdrink2 ●●●S1W2 noun1[countable] an amount of liquid that you drink, or the act of drinking somethingdrink ofHave a drink of water.He took a drink of his coffee.2[countable, uncountable]DFD liquid that you can drinkWhat’s your favourite drink?food and drink companies3[countable, uncountable]DFD an alcoholic drinkHe’d obviously had a few drinks.Let’s go for a drink.4[uncountable] the habit of drinking too much alcohol, in a way that is very bad for your healthThe marriage ended because of her husband’s drink problem (=he drank too much alcohol).They had driven him to drink (=made him start drinking too much alcohol regularly).After her retirement from the stage she took to drink (=started drinking too much alcohol).5 →drinks6 →the drinkCOLLOCATIONS – Meanings 1,2, & 3verbshave a drink (=drink something, especially an alcoholic drink)Let’s go and have a drink.take a drinkHe took another long drink of water.go for a drink (=go to a pub or bar)Why don’t we go for a drink after work?buy/get somebody a drink (=in a pub or a bar)It’s my turn to buy you a drink.pour (somebody) a drinkShe got out two glasses and poured us a drink.make (somebody) a drink (=make tea or coffee)Shall I make you a hot drink?sip your drink (=drink it in very small amounts)Connie was sitting at the table, sipping her drink slowly.down your drink (=drink it very quickly)He downed his drink and stood up.adjectivesa soft drink (=which does not contain alcohol)Would you like some wine, or a soft drink?an alcoholic drink (=containing alcohol)Beer, wine, and other alcoholic drinks will be available.a fizzy drink British English, a carbonated drink American English (=with bubbles of gas)Dentists have warned that sweet fizzy drinks are bad for children’s teeth.a hot/warm drinkCome inside and I’ll make you a hot drink.a cool/cold drinkThey were all out in the garden, sipping cool drinks.a refreshing drink (=making you feel less tired or hot)Enjoy a refreshing drink in our lakeside café.a stiff/strong drink (=a drink with a lot of strong alcohol)He was in need of a stiff drink to calm himself down.a relaxing/leisurely drink (=that you drink in a slow relaxed way)The hotel terrace is an ideal place to enjoy a relaxing drink.a diet drink/a low-calorie drink (=containing less sugar than ordinary ones)People are buying more and more diet drinks.a celebratory drink (=in order to celebrate something)After winning the game, they went out for a celebratory drink.
THESAURUSdrink something that you drink‘Would you like a drink?’ ‘Yes, I’ll have a lemonade.’They had a few drinks in a local bar. something to drink especially spoken a drinkCan I get you something to drink?soft drink a cold drink that does not contain alcohol, especially one that is sweet and has bubbles in itCoca-Cola and other soft drinkstoast a drink, usually of wine, that a group of people have on a specialoccasion, for example to celebrate something or wish someone luck in the futureAt midnight they all drank a toast to the New Year.beverage /ˈbevərɪdʒ/ formal, especially written a drink – often used on menus and signsBeer is the most popular alcoholic beverage.the list of beverages
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drink• Give the children a drink of milk and something to eat.• Do you feel like going out for a drinktonight?• They all went for a drink together after the film.• Enroute grab a drink from one of the dozens of eager volunteers.• "Would you like a drink?" "Yes, I'll have a lemonadeplease."• Again, my Dad liked a drink.• He takes a drink, moans with pleasure at the taste.• Do you want a drink?• "Can I get you a drink?'' "I'll have a gin and tonic, please.''• a drink of water• There will be plenty of food and drinkavailable at the fair.• You can bring your own food and drink to the picnic.• It's under $10 for lunch and drinks at the IvyBush.• a nicecooldrink• After a few drinks, Rick began to feel better.• She tipped her drink over his head and stormed out.• His family life is beginning to be affected by his drinking.• He finished his drink and got up to leave.• It all stunnedJack, who was a sucker for slick talk, and he bought me drinks for an hour.• They've always got loads of drink in the house.• We went out drinking last night.• These were then combined as a buffet and served back to the students together with one freesoftdrink of their choice.• Con got back with the drinks at the same time as Margaret reached the table.• The roofgarden of the Caravelle was one of the few places where drinks could still be had.took to drink• After his business failed, he took to drink.• Better she saw angels than took to drink.• Well, Yon Yonson took to drink and stayed in the pub until he'd drunk up most of his grant.