|1.||[ verb ] take in liquids|
"The patient must drink several liters each day" "The children like to drink soda"
|Related terms:||consume sip gulp suck toss_off drain_the_cup guzzle guggle swill lap toss_off drain_the_cup drinking beverage swallow|
|2.||[ noun ] (food) a single serving of a beverage|
"I asked for a hot drink" "likes a drink before dinner"
|Related terms:||helping draft whiskey_on_the_rocks shandygaff eye_opener libation ice-cream_soda stirrup_cup sundowner posset sangaree syllabub whiskey_neat hair_of_the_dog nightcap milkshake frappe chaser pledge|
|3.||[ verb ] consume alcohol|
"We were up drinking all night"
|Related terms:||consume carry souse wine pub-crawl port tipple claret drinker|
|4.||[ noun ] the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess|
|Synonyms:||drinking crapulence drunkenness boozing|
"drink was his downfall"
|Related terms:||intemperance drinking_bout|
|5.||[ noun ] (food) any liquid suitable for drinking|
|Synonyms:||beverage potable drinkable|
: "may I take your beverage order?"
|Related terms:||food liquid coffee milk tea alcohol soft_drink drinking_water cocoa fruit_drink mixer ginger_beer refresher cooler potion mate cider fizz fruit_juice near_beer smoothie hydromel wish-wash|
|6.||[ verb ] be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to|
"The mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage"
|7.||[ verb ] propose a toast to|
|Synonyms:||toast salute wassail pledge|
"Let us toast the birthday girl!" "Let's drink to the New Year"
|Related terms:||honor give salute pledge|
|8.||[ verb ] drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic|
"The husband drinks and beats his wife"
|Related terms:||use drinker|
|9.||[ noun ] (pharmacology,food) a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent|
|Synonyms:||alcohol inebriant intoxicant alcoholic_beverage|
"alcohol (or drink) ruined him"
|Related terms:||beverage drug_of_abuse liquor wine brew sake pulque malt hooch home_brew proof_spirit nipa kava neutral_spirits aperitif cordial mixed_drink hard_cider perry rotgut koumiss spruce_beer alcoholise alcoholize|
|10.||[ noun ] (informal) any large deep body of water|
"he jumped into the drink and had to be rescued"
|Related terms:||body_of_water colloquialism|
|11.||[ noun ] (biology) the act of swallowing|
"one swallow of the liquid was enough" "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"
|Related terms:||consumption nip gulp aerophagia|