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imbibe

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishimbibeim‧bibe /ɪmˈbaɪb/ verb [intransitive, transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 1 DRUNKto drink something, especially alcohol – sometimes used humorously 🔊 Both men imbibed considerable quantities of gin.2 EFFECT/INFLUENCEto accept and be influenced by qualities, ideas, values etc 🔊 She had imbibed the traditions of her family.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
imbibeI could never bear to imbibe.But it is also because girls imbibe early on the idea that education is not for them.Our imbibing habits became the stuff of legends.Every monarch since George V, and Prince Charles too, has imbibed his words.Where else can you imbibe just inches off the floor under the comfort of a back-patio tent?There the litter will remain, imbibing milk and growing rapidly for five weeks.They too had imbibed the market culture, it seemed.She hadn't known this until one night, three years ago, when he had imbibed too liberally.Light beer lets drinkers imbibe without taking in extra calories.
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Verb table
imbibe
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyimbibe
he, she, itimbibes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyimbibed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave imbibed
he, she, ithas imbibed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad imbibed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill imbibe
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have imbibed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam imbibing
he, she, itis imbibing
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you, we, theyare imbibing
Past
I, he, she, itwas imbibing
you, we, theywere imbibing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been imbibing
he, she, ithas been imbibing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been imbibing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be imbibing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been imbibing
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