drinks, drinking, drank, drunk
1) VERB When you drink a liquid, you take it into your mouth and swallow it.

[V n] He drank his cup of tea...

[V n] They'd stopped drinking beer and started on tequila...

He drank thirstily from the pool under the rock.

2) VERB To drink means to drink alcohol.

By his own admission, he was smoking and drinking too much...

Never accept a ride with people who have been drinking.

Derived words:
drinking N-UNCOUNT

She had left him because of his drinking...

They patched up their differences by spending an evening of heavy drinking together.

3) N-COUNT: oft N of n A drink is an amount of a liquid which you drink.

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.

6) See also drinking
7) PHRASE: V inflects If you drink yourself into a stupor or drink yourself into oblivion, you drink so much alcohol that you lose consciousness or fall deeply asleep.

We drank ourselves into a stupor on cheap wine.

8) PHRASE: V inflects If someone drinks you under the table, they drink more alcohol than you are able to on a particular occasion.

At sixteen he could drink me under the table.

9) PHRASE: V inflects If someone takes to drink, they start to drink a lot of alcohol regularly, usually because they are depressed or worried about something.

He took to drink after his wife died.

10) CONVENTION (feelings) People say `I'll drink to that' to show that they agree with and approve of something that someone has just said. [INFORMAL]
11) to drink someone's healthsee health
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