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Meaning & Definition of Drink in English

English

Drink

/drɪŋk/

noun

1. A single serving of a beverage

  • "I asked for a hot drink"
  • "Likes a drink before dinner"
    synonym:
  • drink

2. The act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess

  • "Drink was his downfall"
    synonym:
  • drink
  • ,
  • drinking
  • ,
  • boozing
  • ,
  • drunkenness
  • ,
  • crapulence

3. Any liquid suitable for drinking

  • "May i take your beverage order?"
    synonym:
  • beverage
  • ,
  • drink
  • ,
  • drinkable
  • ,
  • potable

4. Any large deep body of water

  • "He jumped into the drink and had to be rescued"
    synonym:
  • drink

5. The act of swallowing

  • "One swallow of the liquid was enough"
  • "He took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"
    synonym:
  • swallow
  • ,
  • drink
  • ,
  • deglutition

verb

1. Take in liquids

  • "The patient must drink several liters each day"
  • "The children like to drink soda"
    synonym:
  • drink
  • ,
  • imbibe

2. Consume alcohol

  • "We were up drinking all night"
    synonym:
  • drink
  • ,
  • booze
  • ,
  • fuddle

3. Propose a toast to

  • "Let us toast the birthday girl!"
  • "Let's drink to the new year"
    synonym:
  • toast
  • ,
  • drink
  • ,
  • pledge
  • ,
  • salute
  • ,
  • wassail

4. Be fascinated or spell-bound by

  • Pay close attention to
  • "The mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage"
    synonym:
  • drink in
  • ,
  • drink

5. Drink excessive amounts of alcohol

  • Be an alcoholic
  • "The husband drinks and beats his wife"
    synonym:
  • drink
  • ,
  • tope

Examples of using

As a rule, I don't drink.
Tom stopped at a convenience store to get a drink.
I offered Tom a drink of vodka, but he refused it.