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      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  
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  
      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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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  
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  

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  

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drink the Kool-Aid 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.

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uncritically accepting smth


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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
(british slang) "a strong drink" as in "i need a stiff whisky so pour me a real snorter", or (nautical slang) "a strong wind".
bar or counter where drinks are served without limitation after paying a fixed fee
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