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drink

  

      vb   , drinks, drinking, drank   , drunk  
1    to swallow (a liquid); imbibe  
2    tr   to take in or soak up (liquid); absorb  
this plant drinks a lot of water     
3    tr; usually foll by: in   to pay close attention (to); be fascinated (by)  
he drank in the speaker's every word     
4    tr   to bring (oneself into a certain condition) by consuming alcohol  
5    tr; often foll by: away   to dispose of or ruin by excessive expenditure on alcohol  
he drank away his fortune     
6    intr   to consume alcohol, esp. to excess  
7    when intr, foll by: to   to drink (a toast) in celebration, honour, or hope (of)  
8    drink (someone) under the table          to be able to drink more intoxicating beverage than (someone)  
9    drink the health of   to salute or celebrate with a toast  
10    drink with the flies     (Austral)  
informal   to drink alone  
      n  
11    liquid suitable for drinking; any beverage  
12    alcohol or its habitual or excessive consumption  
13    a portion of liquid for drinking; draught  
14    the drink  
Informal   the sea  
     (Old English drincan; related to Old Frisian drinka, Gothic drigkan, Old High German trinkan)  
  drinkable      adj  


cool drink  
      n     (S. African)   any soft drink  
drink-driving  
      n   modifier   of or relating to driving a car after drinking alcohol  
drink-driving offences, drink-driving campaign     
soft drink  
      n   a nonalcoholic drink, usually cold  
strong drink  
      n   alcoholic drink  
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drink  
      vb   , drinks, drinking, drank   , drunk  
1    to swallow (a liquid); imbibe  
2    tr   to take in or soak up (liquid); absorb  
this plant drinks a lot of water     
3    tr; usually foll by: in   to pay close attention (to); be fascinated (by)  
he drank in the speaker's every word     
4    tr   to bring (oneself into a certain condition) by consuming alcohol  
5    tr; often foll by: away   to dispose of or ruin by excessive expenditure on alcohol  
he drank away his fortune     
6    intr   to consume alcohol, esp. to excess  
7    when intr, foll by: to   to drink (a toast) in celebration, honour, or hope (of)  
8    drink (someone) under the table   to be able to drink more intoxicating beverage than (someone)  
9    drink the health of   to salute or celebrate with a toast  
10    drink with the flies     (Austral)  
informal   to drink alone  
      n  
11    liquid suitable for drinking; any beverage  
12    alcohol or its habitual or excessive consumption  
13    a portion of liquid for drinking; draught  
14    the drink  
Informal   the sea  
     (Old English drincan; related to Old Frisian drinka, Gothic drigkan, Old High German trinkan)  
  drinkable      adj  


cool drink  
      n     (S. African)   any soft drink  
drink-driving  
      n   modifier   of or relating to driving a car after drinking alcohol  
drink-driving offences, drink-driving campaign     
soft drink  
      n   a nonalcoholic drink, usually cold  
strong drink  
      n   alcoholic drink  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

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drink

  

      vb  
1    absorb, drain, gulp, guzzle, imbibe, partake of, quaff, sip, suck, sup, swallow, swig     (informal)   swill, toss off, wash down, wet one's whistle     (informal)  
2    bend the elbow     (informal)   bevvy     (dialect)   booze     (informal)   carouse, go on a binge or bender     (informal)   hit the bottle     (informal)   indulge, pub-crawl     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   revel, tipple, tope, wassail  
      n  
3    beverage, liquid, potion, refreshment, thirst quencher  
4    alcohol, booze     (informal)   Dutch courage, hooch or hootch     (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   liquor, spirits, the bottle     (informal)  
5    cup, draught, glass, gulp, noggin, sip, snifter     (informal)   swallow, swig     (informal)   taste, tipple  
6    the drink        (informal)   the briny     (informal)   the deep, the main, the ocean, the sea  
    whisky  
    coffee  
    tea  
    beer  
    wine  


drink in     
absorb, assimilate, be all ears     (informal)   be fascinated by, be rapt, hang on (someone's) words, hang on the lips of, pay attention  
drink to     
pledge, pledge the health of, salute, toast  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
id.
the phrase is uttered in an attempt to excuse the user of profanity or curses in the presence of those offended by it under the pretense of the words being part of a foreign language
Syn.: excuse my French
adj.
term used for describing the lifestyle of married or unmarried long-term couples who don't live under the same roof
[Psych.] acronym: LAT. e.g LAT couples, LAT relationships
exp.
CONCEAL,Hide avoid talking about (sth embarrassing)
n.
to pay close attention to (someone or something)
n.
Materialistic concept neonewtonist. In its measures, this variation of length of traveled route (by unit of time) by a group of photons ( φ is the initial of photons) - the light signal - is equal to what is collectively called " radial velocity". It distinguishes itself from it in its gnoseology.
Phys. Concept before 2007 The redshift indicates the phi-speed of a star. But do not give the immediate knowledge of its absolute speed.
exp.
blindly believe in smth.; embrace an idea/practice without questioning it.
from the mass-suicide led by People Temple organization leader in 1978, who asked his followers to drink poisoned Kool-Aid juice.
n.
avoir le temps de (faire)
n.
scallion (synonym)
exp.
(metaphorically) die
[Fig.]
n.
small handbag without handles
num.
casser en (morceaux, deux)
n.
boire quelque chose dans (une tasse)
n.
bitch (alternative term)
nm.
acronym of Lunar Module, little vehicle created especially to move on the moon during XXth century 's space conquest.
exp.
(metaphorically) manipulation attempt
His speech was nothing but smoke and mirrors
n.
(british slang) "a strong drink" as in "i need a stiff whisky so pour me a real snorter", or (nautical slang) "a strong wind".
Slang
exp.
expression used for saying that someone is worth being kept close (as a friend, partner..)
n.
buttocks of (adult) woman
Slang; refers to a person's "bottom," in American English. A bit more polite than "ass," less clinical than "buttocks."
n.
un bon temps (sport)
v.
to say, pronounce, speak
ex.: The child sounded out each word out loud as she read her book.
exp.
meet someone by chance
E.g.I ran into James the other day when I was shopping (meaning=I met James without planning it, by chance)
n.
cell mate (in a prison)
[Slang]
adj.
tending to repair (also reparatory)
n.
piegamento in avanti (in piedi)
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