drink

To drink is to sip, slurp, or gulp a liquid. On extremely hot days, it's important to drink plenty of water.

When you ingest any liquid, you drink it, although the verb drink is very often used to refer specifically to the sipping and swallowing of alcoholic beverages. If a bartender asks, "Do you drink?" she probably means "Do you drink alcohol?" A drink, likewise, can mean any beverage — tea, water, or lemonade — or it can mean an alcoholic one. The Old English root, drincan means both "to drink" and "to engulf."

Definitions of drink
  1. verb
    take in liquids
    “The patient must drink several liters each day”
    “The children like to drink soda”
    synonyms: imbibe
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    swill, swill down
    drink large quantities of (liquid, especially alcoholic drink)
    suck
    draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth
    guggle, gurgle
    drink from a flask with a gurgling sound
    sip
    drink in sips
    guzzle
    drink greedily or as if with great thirst
    lap, lap up, lick
    take up with the tongue
    drain the cup, drink up
    drink to the last drop
    gulp, quaff, swig
    to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught
    belt down, bolt down, down, drink down, kill, pop, pour down, toss off
    drink down entirely
    type of:
    consume, have, ingest, take, take in
    serve oneself to, or consume regularly
  2. verb
    consume alcohol
    “We were up drinking all night”
    synonyms: booze, fuddle
    tope
    drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic
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    tank
    consume excessive amounts of alcohol
    port
    drink port
    claret
    drink claret
    bar hop, pub-crawl
    go from one pub to the next and get progressively more drunk
    bib, tipple
    drink moderately but regularly
    hit it up, inebriate, soak, souse
    become drunk or drink excessively
    wine
    drink wine
    carry, hold
    drink alcohol without showing ill effects
    type of:
    consume, have, ingest, take, take in
    serve oneself to, or consume regularly
  3. verb
    drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic
    “The husband drinks and beats his wife”
    synonyms: tope
    booze, fuddle
    consume alcohol
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    habituate, use
    take or consume (regularly or habitually)
  4. verb
    propose a toast to
    “Let's drink to the New Year”
    synonyms: pledge, salute, toast, wassail
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    give
    propose
    type of:
    honor, honour, reward
    bestow honor or rewards upon
  5. noun
    any liquid suitable for drinking
    synonyms: beverage, drinkable, potable
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    milk
    a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings
    wish-wash
    any thin watery drink
    potion
    a medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage
    alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant
    a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent
    hydromel
    honey diluted in water; becomes mead when fermented
    oenomel
    wine mixed with honey
    near beer
    drink that resembles beer but with less than 1/2 percent alcohol
    ginger beer
    carbonated slightly alcoholic drink flavored with fermented ginger
    mixer
    club soda or fruit juice used to mix with alcohol
    cooler
    an iced drink especially white wine and fruit juice
    refresher
    a drink that refreshes
    smoothie
    a thick smooth drink consisting of fresh fruit pureed with ice cream or yoghurt or milk
    fizz
    an effervescent beverage (usually alcoholic)
    cider, cyder
    a beverage made from juice pressed from apples
    chocolate, cocoa, drinking chocolate, hot chocolate
    a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
    fruit crush, fruit juice
    drink produced by squeezing or crushing fruit
    ade, fruit drink
    a sweetened beverage of diluted fruit juice
    mate
    South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate
    soft drink
    nonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)
    coffee, java
    a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans
    tea
    a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water
    tea-like drink
    a beverage that resembles tea but is not made from tea leaves
    drinking water
    water suitable for drinking
    coffee substitute
    a drink resembling coffee that is sometimes substituted for it
    sour milk
    milk that has turned sour
    pasteurized milk
    milk that has been exposed briefly to high temperatures to destroy microorganisms and prevent fermentation
    cows' milk
    milk obtained from dairy cows
    yak's milk
    the milk of a yak
    goats' milk
    the milk of a goat
    acidophilus milk
    milk fermented by bacteria; used to treat gastrointestinal disorders
    raw milk
    unpasteurized milk
    scalded milk
    milk heated almost to boiling
    homogenized milk
    milk with the fat particles broken up and dispersed uniformly so the cream will not rise
    certified milk
    milk from dairies regulated by an authorized medical milk commission
    dried milk, dry milk, milk powder, powdered milk
    dehydrated milk
    evaporated milk
    milk concentrated by evaporation
    condensed milk
    sweetened evaporated milk
    skim milk, skimmed milk
    milk from which the cream has been skimmed
    semi-skimmed milk
    milk from which some of the cream has been removed
    whole milk
    milk from which no constituent (such as fat) has been removed
    low-fat milk
    milk from which some of the cream has been removed
    buttermilk
    residue from making butter from sour raw milk; or pasteurized milk curdled by adding a culture
    elixir
    a substance believed to cure all ills
    love-philter, love-philtre, love-potion, philter, philtre
    a drink credited with magical power; can make the one who takes it love the one who gave it
    proof spirit
    a mixture containing half alcohol by volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit
    home brew, homebrew
    an alcoholic beverage (especially beer) made at home
    hooch, hootch
    an illicitly distilled (and usually inferior) alcoholic liquor
    kava, kavakava
    an alcoholic drink made from the aromatic roots of the kava shrub
    aperitif
    alcoholic beverage taken before a meal as an appetizer
    brew, brewage
    drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling
    rice beer, sake, saki
    Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot
    nipa
    made from sap of the Australasian nipa palm
    vino, wine
    fermented juice (of grapes especially)
    John Barleycorn, booze, hard drink, hard liquor, liquor, spirits, strong drink
    an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
    ethyl alcohol, neutral spirits
    nonflavored alcohol of 95 percent or 190 proof used for blending with straight whiskies and in making gin and liqueurs
    pulque
    fermented Mexican drink from juice of various agave plants especially the maguey
    cordial, liqueur
    strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal
    mixed drink
    made of two or more ingredients
    Irish coffee
    sweetened coffee with Irish whiskey and whipped cream
    cafe au lait
    equal parts of coffee and hot milk
    cafe noir, demitasse
    small cup of strong black coffee without milk or cream
    decaf, decaffeinated coffee
    coffee with the caffeine removed
    drip coffee
    coffee made by passing boiling water through a perforated container packed with finely ground coffee
    espresso
    strong black coffee brewed by forcing hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans
    cappuccino, cappuccino coffee, coffee cappuccino
    equal parts of espresso and hot milk topped with cinnamon and nutmeg and usually whipped cream
    ice coffee, iced coffee
    a strong sweetened coffee served over ice with cream
    instant coffee
    dehydrated coffee that can be made into a drink by adding hot water
    mocha, mocha coffee
    a superior dark coffee made from beans from Arabia
    Turkish coffee
    a drink made from pulverized coffee beans; usually sweetened
    chocolate milk
    milk flavored with chocolate syrup
    hard cider
    alcoholic drink from fermented cider; `cider' and `cyder' are European (especially British) usages for the fermented beverage
    scrumpy
    strong cider (as made in western England)
    sweet cider
    unfermented cider
    perry
    a fermented and often effervescent beverage made from juice of pears; similar in taste to hard cider
    rotgut
    any alcoholic beverage of inferior quality
    slug
    an amount of an alcoholic drink (usually liquor) that is poured or gulped
    nectar
    fruit juice especially when undiluted
    apple juice
    the juice of apples
    cranberry juice
    the juice of cranberries (always diluted and sweetened)
    grape juice
    the juice of grapes
    grapefruit juice
    the juice of grapefruits
    orange juice
    bottled or freshly squeezed juice of oranges
    pineapple juice
    the juice of pineapples (usually bottled or canned)
    koumiss, kumis
    an alcoholic beverage made from fermented mare's milk; made originally by nomads of central Asia
    lemonade
    sweetened beverage of diluted lemon juice
    limeade
    sweetened beverage of lime juice and water
    orangeade
    sweetened beverage of diluted orange juice
    pop, soda, soda pop, soda water, tonic
    a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
    birch beer
    carbonated drink containing an extract from bark of birch trees
    bitter lemon
    tart lemon-flavored carbonated drink
    cola, dope
    carbonated drink flavored with extract from kola nuts (`dope' is a southernism in the United States)
    cream soda
    sweet carbonated drink flavored with vanilla
    egg cream
    made of milk and flavored syrup with soda water
    ginger ale, ginger pop
    ginger-flavored carbonated drink
    orange soda
    orange-flavored carbonated drink
    phosphate
    carbonated drink with fruit syrup and a little phosphoric acid
    root beer
    carbonated drink containing extracts of roots and herbs
    sarsaparilla
    carbonated drink flavored with an extract from sarsaparilla root or with birch oil and sassafras
    quinine water, tonic, tonic water
    lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine
    cafe royale, coffee royal
    black coffee with Cognac and lemon peel and sugar
    cambric tea
    a beverage for children containing hot water and milk and sugar and a small amount of tea
    cuppa, cupper
    a cup of tea
    herb tea, herbal, herbal tea
    tea-like drink made of leaves of various herbs
    ice tea, iced tea
    strong tea served over ice
    sun tea
    tea made by exposing tea leaves steeped in water to the direct rays of the sun; usually served with ice
    bottled water
    drinking water (often spring water) that is put into bottles and offered for sale
    sugar water
    water sweetened with sugar
    ice water
    water served ice-cold or with ice
    carbonated water, club soda, seltzer, soda water, sparkling water
    effervescent beverage artificially charged with carbon dioxide
    mineral water
    water naturally or artificially impregnated with mineral salts or gasses; often effervescent; often used therapeutically
    type of:
    food, nutrient
    any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
    liquid
    a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
  6. noun
    a single serving of a beverage
    “I asked for a hot drink
    “likes a drink before dinner”
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    chaser
    a drink to follow immediately after another drink
    draft, draught, potation, tipple
    a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg
    pledge, toast
    a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event
    libation
    (facetious) a serving of an alcoholic beverage
    eye opener
    an alcoholic drink intended to wake one up early in the morning
    nightcap
    an alcoholic drink taken at bedtime; often alcoholic
    hair of the dog
    an alcoholic drink supposed to cure a hangover
    shandy, shandygaff
    a drink made of beer and lemonade
    stirrup cup
    a farewell drink (especially one offered to a horseman ready to depart); usually alcoholic
    sundowner
    a drink taken at sundown
    posset
    sweet spiced hot milk curdled with ale or beer
    sillabub, syllabub
    spiced hot milk with rum or wine
    sangaree, sangria
    sweetened red wine and orange or lemon juice with soda water
    whiskey neat, whisky neat
    a drink consisting of whiskey without a mixer
    whiskey on the rocks, whisky on the rocks
    whiskey with ice
    float, ice-cream float, ice-cream soda
    a drink with ice cream floating in it
    milk shake, milkshake, shake
    frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
    frappe
    liqueur poured over shaved ice
    quaff
    a hearty draft
    root beer float
    an ice-cream soda made with ice cream floating in root beer
    eggshake
    a milkshake with egg in it
    frappe
    thick milkshake containing ice cream
    malt, malted, malted milk
    a milkshake made with malt powder
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    helping, portion, serving
    an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
  7. noun
    the act of swallowing
    “he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips”
    synonyms: deglutition, swallow
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    aerophagia
    swallowing air (usually followed by belching and discomfort and flatulence)
    draft, draught, gulp, swig
    a large and hurried swallow
    sip
    a small drink
    type of:
    consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake
    the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
  8. noun
    the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
    drink was his downfall”
    synonyms: boozing, crapulence, drinking, drunkenness
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    drinking bout
    a long period of drinking
    type of:
    intemperance, intemperateness
    consumption of alcoholic drinks
  9. noun
    any large deep body of water
    “he jumped into the drink and had to be rescued”
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    body of water, water
    the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
  10. verb
    be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to
    “The mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage”
    synonyms: drink in
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    absorb, engross, engulf, immerse, plunge, soak up, steep
    devote (oneself) fully to
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