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parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: drinks, drinking, drank, drunk
definition 1: to swallow liquid.
The deer drank at the pond.You cannot eat or drink before the surgery.
similar words:
guzzle, ingest, quaff, sip, sup, swallow, swig, swill
definition 2: to use alcoholic liquor, esp. to excess.
His wife seldom drinks, but he is often to be found at the bar with friends.His biggest problem is that he drinks.It's illegal to drink while driving.
booze, tipple, tope
similar words:
carouse, nip, wassail
definition 3: to offer good wishes or give honor; toast (fol. by to).
We all drank to her health and good fortune.
toast to
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to swallow or absorb (a liquid).
She drinks coffee in the morning.
similar words:
belt, down, gulp, guzzle, lap up, quaff, sip, sup, swallow, swig, swill, toss off
definition 2: to swallow the liquid contents of.
He drank a glass of milk before going to bed.
similar words:
definition 3: to take in (usu. something pleasing or beautiful) through the senses (usu. fol. by in).
She stood in front of the painting and drank in its beauty.
similar words:
absorb, imbibe, soak up
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a quantity of liquid for swallowing or quenching one's thirst.
The animals came down to the lake for a drink.You'll need to take a drink of water with that pill.I had a drink from the water fountain between classes.
similar words:
draft, gulp, liquid, refreshment, sip, swallow
definition 2: a beverage of any sort.
Lemonade is my favorite drink in the summer.We brought the food for the picnic, and our friends brought the drinks.
definition 3: a beverage made with alcohol.
The bartender made a Bloody Mary and a couple of other drinks for that table.They invited their new neighbors over for drinks.
intoxicant, potation
similar words:
alcohol, beer, beverage, booze, cocktail, firewater, liquor, moonshine, nightcap, sauce, spirits, tipple, wine
definition 4: a certain quantity of an alcoholic beverage, esp. that contained in a standard-sized glass or bottle.
She gets pretty tipsy after one or two drinks.
similar words:
bottle, brew, can, glass, slug
definition 5: excessive use of alcohol.
Drink caused him to lose his job.
insobriety, intemperance
similar words:
alcoholism, boozing, crapulence, dipsomania, inebriety, intoxication, tippling
definition 6: (informal) a body of water.
I fell off the boat and into the drink.
similar words:
brine, briny, lake, ocean, pond, river, sea
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associated with drinks
broader categories that include drinks
places to purchase drinks
similar to a drink
some accessories for drinks
some actions with drinks
some descriptions of drinks
some effects of drinks
some examples of drinks
some ingredients in drinks
some people associated with drinks
units for measuring drinks
without something to drink