[c]/drɪŋk / (say dringk)

verb (drank or, formerly, drunk, drunk or, sometimes, drank or, formerly, drunken, drinking)
verb (i)
1. to swallow water or other liquid; imbibe.
2. to imbibe alcoholic beverages, especially habitually or to excess; tipple.
3. to be suitable for drinking: a wine that will drink well in five years.
verb (t)
4. to swallow (a liquid).
5. to take in (a liquid) in any manner; absorb.
6. to take in through the senses, especially with eagerness and pleasure.
7. to swallow the contents of (a cup, etc.).
8. to drink in honour of or with good wishes for: to drink one's health.
9. any liquid which is swallowed to quench thirst, for nourishment, etc.; a beverage.
a. alcoholic beverages.
b. a measure of an alcoholic beverage.
11. excessive indulgence in alcoholic beverages.
12. a draught of liquid; a potion.
13. (plural) a small informal party: come over for drinks tonight.
14. a long time between drinks, Colloquial a long time between two pleasurable events.
15. be drinking up, Aboriginal English to be engaged in a prolonged bout of drinking alcoholic beverages (usually with a group of people).
16. drink heavily, to consume excessive amounts of alcoholic beverages.
17. drink to, to salute in drinking; drink in honour of.
18. drink with the flies, Colloquial to drink (def. 2) alone. {Phrase Origin: implying such an unsociable attitude or aversion to fellow human beings that one would prefer to have just flies for company}
19. the drink, Colloquial the sea or a large lake.
{Middle English drinke(n), Old English drincan}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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