English version

drinking

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdrinkingdrink‧ing /ˈdrɪŋkɪŋ/ noun [uncountable]  the activity of drinking alcohol after a night of heavy drinking (=drinking a lot of alcohol)drinking companion/buddy/partner etc
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drinkingHe was very sociable, and enjoyed eating, drinking and smoking.The theatre played in the evenings, the nights were for drinking.Is drinking affecting your reputation? 5.Anyone can help by making a clear list of what he or she sees as the consequences of the sufferer's drinking.drinking companion/buddy/partner etcNot only will he be accepted on the terraces but also as a drinking partner in the local pubs.He was always in charge of the evening, and Mike became his most constant drinking companion.Your flexible drinking partner ... the plastic revolution hits the pub.I take it you are his drinking partners.They occur far more through personal experience and the give-and-take of discussion with friends, neighbours, drinking companions and colleagues.Over in the Vic Phil discovers a new drinking buddy.He's a brawny Highland lad from one of the nearby villages, one of Andy's drinking partners.