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/ drINk; drINk/ n 1 (a) [U, C] liquid for drinking : food and drink * fizzy drinks . (b) [C] amount of liquid drunk or served : a drink of water . 2 (a) [U] alcoholic liquor : Isn't there any drink in the house? ? (b) [C] amount of this drunk or served : How about a quick drink? ? * Drinks are on me, ie I will pay for them. . * He's had one drink too many, ie He is slightly drunk. . 3 [U] habit of drinking too much alcohol ; : Drink is a growing problem among the young. . * take to drink because of domestic problems . 4 the drink [sing] (sl ) the sea : We crash-landed in the drink. . 5 (idm ) be the ,worse for `drink be very drunk . the demon drink => demon. drive sb to drink => drive1. meat and drink to sb => meat.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:22
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drink
/ drINk; drINk/ v (pt drank / drNk; drANk/, pp drunk / drQNk; drQNk/) 1 [I, Tn] take (liquid) into the mouth and swallow ; : Some horses were drinking at a trough. . * He drank a pint of milk in one go. . 2 [Tn, Tn.p] ~ sth (in/up) (of plants, the soil, etc) take in or absorb (usu water) , . 3 [I] take alcohol : He never drinks. . * They drink too much. . * Don't drink and drive! ! 4 [Tn.pr, Cn.a] bring (oneself) to a specified state by taking alcohol : You're drinking yourself to death. . * (infml ) They drank themselves stupid. . 5 (idm ) drink sb's `health/drink a health to sb (fml ) express one's respect or good wishes for sb, by drinking a toast . drink like a `fish (infml ) habitually drink large quantities of alcohol . drink/drain sth to the dregs => dregs. drink sb under the `table (infml ) drink more alcohol than sb else without becoming as drunk . you can take, etc a horse to water, but you can't make him drink => horse. 6 (phr v) drink sth down/up drink the whole or the rest of sth, esp quickly , : I know the medicine tastes nasty, but drink it down. , . * (Brit) drinking-`up time, ie time allowed for finishing drinks before a public house closes . drink sth in watch or listen to sth with great pleasure or interest : They stood drinking in the beauty of the landscape. . drink (sth) to sb/sth express good wishes to sb/sth by drinking (a toast) []: drink to sb's health, happiness, prosperity, etc * Let's drink to the success of your plans. . * I'll drink to that! ie I agree. !
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:22
drink
/ drINk; drINk/ v (pt drank / drNk; drANk/, pp drunk / drQNk; drQNk/) 1 [I, Tn] take (liquid) into the mouth and swallow ; : Some horses were drinking at a trough. . * He drank a pint of milk in one go. . 2 [Tn, Tn.p] ~ sth (in/up) (of plants, the soil, etc) take in or absorb (usu water) , . 3 [I] take alcohol : He never drinks. . * They drink too much. . * Don't drink and drive! ! 4 [Tn.pr, Cn.a] bring (oneself) to a specified state by taking alcohol : You're drinking yourself to death. . * (infml ) They drank themselves stupid. . 5 (idm ) drink sb's `health/drink a health to sb (fml ) express one's respect or good wishes for sb, by drinking a toast . drink like a `fish (infml ) habitually drink large quantities of alcohol . drink/drain sth to the dregs => dregs. drink sb under the `table (infml ) drink more alcohol than sb else without becoming as drunk . you can take, etc a horse to water, but you can't make him drink => horse. 6 (phr v) drink sth down/up drink the whole or the rest of sth, esp quickly , : I know the medicine tastes nasty, but drink it down. , . * (Brit) drinking-`up time, ie time allowed for finishing drinks before a public house closes . drink sth in watch or listen to sth with great pleasure or interest : They stood drinking in the beauty of the landscape. . drink (sth) to sb/sth express good wishes to sb/sth by drinking (a toast) []: drink to sb's health, happiness, prosperity, etc * Let's drink to the success of your plans. . * I'll drink to that! ie I agree. !
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:22

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