drink ( drinks plural & 3rd person present) ( drinking present participle) ( drank past tense) ( drunk past participle )
1 verb When you drink a liquid, you take it into your mouth and swallow it.
He drank his cup of tea... V n
He drank thirstily from the pool under the rock. V
2 verb To drink means to drink alcohol.
He was smoking and drinking too much... V
She had left him because of his drinking...
3 n-count A drink is an amount of a liquid which you drink.
oft N of n
I'll get you a drink of water.
4 n-count A drink is an alcoholic drink.
She felt like a drink after a hard day.
5 n-uncount Drink is alcohol, such as beer, wine, or whisky.
Too much drink is bad for your health.
7 People say `I'll drink to that' to show that they agree with and approve of something that someone has just said. INFORMAL
drink to that convention
drink to phrasal verb When people drink to someone or something, they wish them success, good luck, or good health before having an alcoholic drink. Let's drink to his memory, eh? V P n drink up phrasal verb When you drink up an amount of liquid, you finish it completely. Drink up your sherry and we'll go... V P n (not pron) Drink up, there's time for another. V P
drink-drive , drink drive
Drink-drive means relating to drink-driving. adj ADJ n
He was nearly three times over the drink drive limit.
drink-driver ( drink-drivers plural ) , drink driver A drink-driver is someone who drives after drinking more than the amount of alcohol that is legally allowed.
in AM, use drunk driver
...a drink-driving conviction.
soft drink ( soft drinks plural ) A soft drink is a cold, non-alcoholic drink such as lemonade or fruit juice, or a fizzy drink. n-count