Drink

Definition of Drink

Pronunciation: drĭņk
v. i.1.To swallow anything liquid, for quenching thirst or other purpose; to imbibe; to receive or partake of, as if in satisfaction of thirst; as, to drink from a spring.
[imp. Drank (drăņk), formerly Drunk (drŭņk); & p. p. Drunk, Drunken (-'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Drinking. Drunken is now rarely used, except as a verbal adj. in sense of habitually intoxicated; the form drank, not infrequently used as a p. p., is not so analogical.]
Gird thyself, and serve me, till have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink.
- Luke xvii. 8.
He shall drink of the wrath the Almighty.
- Job xxi. 20.
Drink of the cup that can not cloy.
- Keble.
2.To quaff exhilarating or intoxicating liquors, in merriment or feasting; to carouse; to revel; hence, to lake alcoholic liquors to excess; to be intemperate in the se of intoxicating or spirituous liquors; to tipple.
And they drank, and were merry with him.
- Gem. xliii. 34.
Bolingbroke always spoke freely when he had drunk freely.
- Thackeray.
To drink to
to salute in drinking; to wish well to, in the act of taking the cup; to pledge in drinking.
I drink to the general joy of the whole table,
And to our dear friend Banquo.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To swallow (a liquid); to receive, as a fluid, into the stomach; to imbibe; as, to drink milk or water.
There lies she with the blessed gods in bliss,
There drinks the nectar with ambrosia mixed.
- Spenser.
The bowl of punch which was brewed and drunk in Mrs. Betty's room.
- Thackeray.
2.To take in (a liquid), in any manner; to suck up; to absorb; to imbibe.
And let the purple violets drink the stream.
- Dryden.
3.To take in; to receive within one, through the senses; to inhale; to hear; to see.
To drink the cooler air,
- Tennyson.
My ears have not yet drunk a hundred words
Of that tongue's utterance.
- Shak.
Let me . . . drink delicious poison from thy eye.
- Pope.
4.To smoke, as tobacco.
And some men now live ninety years and past,
Who never drank to tobacco first nor last.
- Taylor (1630.
To drink down
to act on by drinking; to reduce or subdue; as, to drink down unkindness.
To drink in
to take into one's self by drinking, or as by drinking; to receive and appropriate as in satisfaction of thirst.
- Shak.
To drink off
to drink completely, especially at one draught; as, to drink off a cup of cordial.
- J. C. Shairp.
To drink the health of
to drink while expressing good wishes for the health or welfare of.
n.1.Liquid to be swallowed; any fluid to be taken into the stomach for quenching thirst or for other purposes, as water, coffee, or decoctions.
Give me some drink, Titinius.
- Shak.
2.Specifically, intoxicating liquor; as, when drink is on, wit is out.
Drink money
an allowance, or perquisite, given to buy drink; a gratuity.
Drink offering
(Script.) an offering of wine, etc., in the Jewish religious service.
In drink
drunk.
Strong drink
intoxicating liquor; esp., liquor containing a large proportion of alcohol.
- Shak.

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